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Wtfir.EVlIiIiE, CQIiuJvIBUS COUNTY, N- C, 
ftov. 15th, 16th and 17th, 1898. 

NEXT SESSION TO BE HELD WIT FT THE CHURCH AT BOGUE, COL 
UMBUS COUNTY, N. C, BEGINNING THURSDAY BEFORE 

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN OCTOBER, 1809. 



J. L. MEMORY, Moderator 

A. J. MAXWELL, Clerk and Treasurer. 



, .:WhitevilIe, N. C 

Whiteville, N, C, 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
Rev. C. F. Eamsbottom, Rev. A H. Haruiy, Rev. W. S. Ballard, Re 
E. W. Woolen, Uev. J. J. Adams, Rev. A. H. Porter, and 
Brethren J. L. Memory and Thoss Barefoot. 



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The Columbus Baptist Association convened in its eleventh annual . . 
sion in the YVhiteville Baptist Church Tuesday, November loch, 
with religious exercises and sermon by Rev. John E. White, Secretary of 
State Mission Board, the introductory sermon being postponed till the 
Tuesday night session. Bro. White preached from the text: "For i am 
not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the po.vver of (xud unto sal- 
vation," after which the Association adjourned for dinner, winch was 
served on the ground*. 

The Association reconvened at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. E. \V. Wooten read 
2nd chapter 1st Thessaloniaus and prayer was offered by Rev. C. F. Rams- 
bottom. 

After these devotional exercises the Association wits called to order bv 
the Moderator, Bro. J. L. Memory. 

In the absence of the Clerk,' Bro. A. M. Kelly, Rev. A. H. Porter was 
elected temporary clerk. 

On motion, letters from churches were caJled for, read and accepted as 
follows: 

Cheerful Hope— C. M. Carr, J. C. Walker. 

Cherry Grove — Alfred W or ley. 

Griffins X Roads — G. W. Lennon, Hosea Williamson, Chester Edmond. 

New Hope — W. J. Dyson, 11. L. White, A. W. Thompson. 

Union Grove — J. W. Powell, D. S. Hiusou, A. M. Hinson. 

Smyrna — J. C. Black, J. F. Thompson, N. VV. Fryar. 

Pinev Foiest — L. I. Yates, W. H. Vann, M. P. Williamson, 

Mt. Tabor, VV. E. Mills, Isaiah Hewett, Reubiu Smith. 

Porter Swamp — I). R, Williamson, M. M, Hammond, W. 11, Faulk. 

China Grove — J. G. Jackson, F. 1). Page, J. J. Ward. 

Button — H. M. Ballard, T. J. liabon, A. M. Gappius. 

Cross Roads — Ira Lennon. A. H, Porter, A. M. Kelly. 

Wnitevilie— A. F. Powell, E. B. Howell, R. T. Thompson. 

Pleasant Hill— T. J. Pass, \V. F. Boswell, D. T. Friuk. 

Committee on Programme recommended that after effecting permanent 
organization, report on State Missions De read and discussed, and, if pos- 
sible, that report on Home Missions be read and discussed. Also that the 
introductory sermon be preached at 7:30 by Elder Ramsbottom. Adopted. 

Address of welcome on the part of the Wnitevilie Baptist church to the 
Association was made by Rev. J. T. Betts and responded to by Rev. A. 11. 
Porter uu the part of the Association. 

On motion iiro. J. L. .Memory was re-elected Moderator and A. J. Max- 
well was elected Cierk. 

Report on State Missions was read by Rev. J. T. .Betts as follows: 

►State Missions is th.it department of our work in which all the associations are United 
in practical efforts to give tilts (iospei to the Jest/cute sections of our State, and to estab- 




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lish liaptist churches and Sunday schools in every town, village and community in 
North (Jar (Una, For mure than one hundred years our Deople have been eimaijed in this 
work and there are now hundreds of Baptistchurch.es ail over our State, in the towns, vil- 
lages and country places, which stand as monuments that have c»me through the per- 
sistent i fforis '•>!' this Boaid, and yet the work is not all done. The success of all our 
Foreign Mission work depends on our State Mission work. Here at home we must lay 
a foundation upon vvhich-to raise the structure from which shall gj out an inliueuce that 
shall bless the nations of the earth. Then, dear brethren, let this work have your money, 
sympathy aud prayers. 1 believe that this is the harvest age of she vvoild, and the gol- 
den sheaves are being gathered in "tie that gi>eth forth* and "veepeth, bearing precious 
sheaves, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sh aves with him." 

J.T. BfcJTTS. 

Report was discussed by Rev. J. E. White explaining the purpose aud 
work of the State Mission Board. 

A collection of $10.00 was then taken for State Missions and roll called 
and following pledges made for next year for this object: Chadbourn, 
§10.; China Grove, §2.; Cherry Grove, 82.; Cheerful Hope, sd\; Cross 
Roads, $15.; New Hope, 85,; Pleasant Hill, $2.; Piney Forest, §10.; Smyr- 
na, $3.; Whitevii'e, §15,; Cronly, §5.; Flemiugton, §5. 

Rev, Mr. Jones, of Max ton, also addressed the Association on the sub- 
ject of State Missions. 

Report on Home Missions was read as follows: 

In 1845, when this Board begun its work, the entire population of the South was 
about eight millions, and the Baptist l timbered only one quarter of a million. To-day 
the same territory holds within its limits tweiry-tive millions, and of these not exceeding 
eight millions make any profession of religion, leaving seventeen millions of unregener- 
are persons, and of this number about one-half are inclined to our Baptist faith. Our 
population has thus been increased by the moving tides ol immigration from foieign 
lands, and we must give them the Gospei. The work of the BoaT.d tray be divided as 
follows: 'the work among ihe Negroes, Indians, foreign population, native whites and 
the Cubans. The last reports show the employment of o72 missionaries, who had bap- 
tised 4.70.1 persons. The churches furnished £59.184.09, besides $519,090.27 in boxes of 
supplies vyuieu supplemented the meagro salaries ot the laborers, i . bus God is bltssiug 
our elforts, aud in Lhis way the Gospei is largely Uuug gi\en to the world. Let us turn 
our faces towards Uuba and take the island tor Christ. Respectfully submitted. 

A. H. L'OItTSR. 

Discussed by Bro. J. C. Caddell, State Secretary Home Mission Board. 

Visiting brethren were recognized by the Moderator and invited to seats 
with the body: Rev. J. E. White and Bro. J. 0. Caddell, of Raleigh; Rev. 
D. J. Moore, of Red Springs; Rev. Mr. Jones, of Maxlon, and Mr. Archi- 
bald Johnson, representing- the Thomasville Orphanage, and Bro. Col 
the North Carolina Baptist. 

Upon motion, the following committee was appointed to confer with 
the committee appointed by the Cape F^-v Baptist Association in l 
to consolidation of the two Associations: Revs. A. II. Porter, C. F. Rams- 
bottom, W. VV. Willis and Brethren VV.-J. Dyson and O.K. Williamson. 

fhe Association then adjourned. 

A larg ■ gallon was present Tuesday night to hear the introduc- 

tory man Rev. C. I . Ramsbottom, who preached from John 1(J:8; "He 
w ill repr • . ■ i Id of sin," 



COLU3I15US BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 5 

VV EDs$ BSD AY— MORNING SESSION. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. W. VV. Willis, and Asso- 
ciation called to order by Moderator. Roll call disclosed absence of quo- 
rmii, which was due to the inclemency of the weather, and upon motion 
the Association proceeded to business subjrct to approval of quorum. 

fteporfc of Treasurer, Bro. A. M. Kelly, read and received. 

Bro. I L. Memory made verbal report for committee appointed at. last 
lesion to solicit Baptist churches in Columbus county nut members of 
tile Columbus Association to join the same, stating that the committee 
| ad corresponded with these churches, but had received no responses. He- 
port received, and upon motion the Association resolved itself into a eocu- 
miuee of the whole fur discussion of a proposition to combine the Gape 
Fear and Coj unions Baptise Associations. Discussion by ix>dvs. C. F. 
Rainsbotiom, W. VV; Willis, J. T. lietts, and Brethren J. Gr. Jackson, Thos. 
Thompson and J.I. Williamson. Further discussion was deferred for 
report of committee. 

Tile following additional churcn letters were read and received: 

Fleming-ton — J. W. Dickson, J. 0. Peterson. 

Orouly— (By letter.) 

Livingston Chapel — M. M. Bordeaux, Porter Muff ham, G.W.Applewhite. 

Litters from Fiemington and Orouly churches asked, admission into 
the Association. Applications referred to committee. 

Tne following committee was appointed to examine into and report on 
applications to join the Association: Revs. A. II. Porter, C. F. Rams bot- 
tom and J. T. Belts. 

Uulinisued business from yesterday, being the report on State Missions, 
was taken up and further discussed by Ra^s. J. T. Betts, C. F. Ramsbot- 
tom, A. tl. Porter, and A. II. tfarnly, eacn giving detailed reports of the 
missionary work done in the bounds of tne Columbus Association during 
the year. Report on Home Missions adopted. 

Adjourned for dinner, wuicli, on account of the inclement weather, was 
served in the church. 

xVssociation re-convened. &ong, "Calling To-Day." Prayer by Rev. W. 
S. Ballard. 

Report on Sunday Schools was read as follows: 

The last minutes oi the ('ape Fear and of the Columbus Associations plainly prove 
that the church membership vvho claims or manifests an interest in this delightful and 
Scriptural department of worship is in the minority. Of the two counties oruns^uciv 
proves a better Sunday School record thai Columbus. Less than one-third o( the mom- 
bcrsaip practically identify themselves iu promoting their Sunday School interest, an:! 
at least fcvvo-thirds of that one-third jf pupils and teachers are females. The tempera- 
ture or o > ly luat cf ohil ire i en to e tlu n i ) endure the e >M seats of the school house 
and church miring cold season oerter thin their parents and middle aged persons, and if 
the church service is continued there is no excuse for the schools to suspend, for even the 
habit of holy observance is mure wholesome and profitable to even the holy than roam- 
ing desecration of the Sabbath. Tne distention of the Bible and good religious litera- 
ture iu our b amds is o» th« increase and alrouly alarming, and according to the best es- 
timate there are now in p>\>ud America II ,000,0 JO children without Sunday school or any 
Chrisfciau training. Rave we not 1,0 jo a noug us applicable to Dr. Baily's quotation re- 



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garding public schools, the still small voice or children 

'•Crying in the night, 

Children cryi ig lor the light, 
And wuii no other language but a cry." 
But if85 per cent, of church membership is brougat through the Sunday School that 
it only one among a hundred reasons ior enlarging and establishing our Sunday school 
enrollment. The church or Sunday school organization that does nut include business in 
their work enjoys a ver> feeble and faiuty religion, with progress dwindled in ever) de- 
partment. Resolve, therefore, that each Sunday school superintendent be requested, by 
pastoral co-operation, to eommifcSiou two or more missionaries to go out to ail and invite 
them to come iu. The secretaries should assise and furnish each with blanks with ap- 
propriate headings and assigning them separate lands lor exploration of the school juris- 
diction duriug a giyeu mouth, February or March, until the census or Sunday School en- 
rollment of ad children and persons above lour years that should attend some Sunday 
sciiool until the enrollment is completed The result can be lepoited to the next Associa- 
tion or to a general Sunday >chuoi-or rally next spring. Also including the number of 
families and pe.sons destitute of the Bible. Hoping that correct statistical reports will 
be a revelation and incentive to action, Respectfully, J. L. MTPslOKY. 

Discussion by Brethren J. F. Harrell, J. L. Memory, Revs. A. 11. Por- 
ter, A. 11. Harniy, J. T. Betts, 0. P. Raiiisbotiom. Keport adopted. 

Committee ou membership reported, recommending the; reception of 
Flemmgton and Groniy Baptist entireties into the Association. Keport 

adopted and right band of fellowship extended. 

Tne following resolution, offered by Re*. A. II. Porter was adopted: 

Resolved, That Bret ore a J. F. Harrell, A. H. Porter, C. C. Gore, J. L. Memory and 
13. 11, Harniy be appuriied a committee to maKe necessary arrangements for a County 
Sunday school Institute, to oe held at such lime a id place as they may agree upon. 

Keport on Home Missions was again taken up and discussed by Kevs. P. 
P. KamsDottom, A. id Porter, J. T. T>ecis and iiivtnren J. P. iiarreu and 
— Peterson. A collection of sp'2.13 was faken tor tnis object ami follow- 
ing [dodges made foi tins object for the coming year: Uhadbourn, $#.; 
(Jinna ijr.ro ve, Ip2.; Cross ivo'ads, $10.; Porter 6 w amp §2.; Pme> forest, 
$2.; iohnyrua, #2.; vVnitevilie, $lo.; Gi'iJmu's Cross Roads, fjte.; Button, $1.: 
Ciouiy, ^<hoU; Tnemiugton, 85.00. 

KejioL'iou iu temperance was read as follows: 

intemperance is una ol the sms thai has helped to influence almost billions o*' souls 
away IromCnrist. JN'ot outv Luat, but tue many dollars =peut in this way should he 
spent lor euucatiou and missionaries. Respectfully. VV, S. BaLLAKD. 

Discussion by Rev. VV. S. Ballard. Laid over till Thursday's session. 

Adjourned till Tuut'oUaV. 

Preaching v\'ednesday night by Kev. A. II. Harniy from Acts 1:8: "lint 
ye suali receive, power alter tuat tile Holy Ghost is come upon vou; and 
ye shall b> 4 witnesses unto me both m Judea and in Samaria and unto the 
ut termost parts of tne earin." 

TBUKSDAY. 

Opened by devotional exercises conducted by Uev. \Y. S. Ballard. 

Letter of < nndbourn church presented, read and received. DeP ;-ale 
T'l on Tl mpsou, ^ in. Ramsbottom, S. II. Thompson, P.. 
and s. P. Thompson. * 



C0LUM1MJS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Reported as follows: 

Committee on programme for next Association, appointment of Execu- 
tive committee and delegates to Southern and State Baptist conventions 

Program mo for next Asayciaticn— 'Jrpiuinagu, J. 1. Williamson; Intemperance, Cf. W 
tfciiiH'ij; Slate Missions, A. ii. Porter; Rome Missions. A. II. Harnly; Foreign Missions, 
Pastor ut Whitevillo church; iSducation, A. M. Kelly; Aged Ministers' Relief, C, F. 
U.imsbotton.; Smu lay Sennuls, Ii. II. Handy; Colportagc, A. J. Maxwell. 

Executive Committee— -J. L. Memory, U. F. [tamsbottom, A. it. llaraly, VV. S, Bal- 
lard, E. W. VVooten, J. J. Adams, A. II Porter, Thos. Barefoot. 

Delegates— To Southern iiaptist Convention, A. H. Porter; to State convention, J. L. 
Memory. 

Revs. B. vv - Wooteu, W. S. Ballard, and Brethren Thos. Baiefoot anil 
J. M. !5hipman, of the Gape Fear Association, were recognized by the 
Moderate'' and welcomed to seats. 

Report on in tempera nee was again taken up and discussed by Revs. A. 
H. Porter, A. II. Harnly, W. S. Ballard and J. T. Betts. Report adopted. 

Bro. J.H. ^ iliiarasoii, of Williamson's X Roads church, made verbal 
application fur admission of lhat church iulo the Association. Referred to 
eo mm it tee. 

Report on aged ministers' relief was read as follows: 

There is no object which should appeal more strongly to the sympathies and contribu- 
tions of pur Association than that of ay;ed ministers' relief. There is no way in which we 
can L'ive a mor practical evidence of our Christianity than iu contributing uf our means 
to the support ot the worthy ministers who have grown old and feeble iu the service ot 
the Master— in establishing the work as we find it to day. They are entitled to our sup- 
port not so much as a charity as a duty which we owe tnem. because of their faithful and 
often unremuncrated services, and because conditions and usages are such that they rare- 
ly receivean income which allows them to lay aside provision for old age. 

A. J. MAXWELL. 

Report adopted. 

Report on Education was read as follows: 

The question of Education is a broad one and one of vital importance. That the high- 
est possible moral and Christian perfection may be attaiued it is essential that the high- 
est possible intelligence shall prevail. That this end may be attained we must educate. 
Education to (\o the greatest good must be harmonious in its development of the physi- 
cal mental and' spiritual in man. The common schools should be sj perfected as to ed- 
ucate the mind to the best advantage and give right instruction along health lines. Moral 
ami spiritual instruction is principally imparted through the various institutions ot the 
church. Heme a great responsibility which we should appreciate and therefore act ac- 
cordingly Through i he home, school and church we should do all we can to educate 
the laxly, mind and soul. % B. H. IlAUNLY. 

Discussion by Bro. B. H. Harnly and RewA. H. Harnly. Adopted. 

Bro. Cobb addressed the Association in behalf of the X. C. Baptist. 

The committee- on consolidation of the Cape Fear and Columbus Asso- 
ciations reported, recommending consolidation under the name of Cape 
Fear and Columbus Association; also that the next session be held with 
church at Bogue, to meet Thursday before third Sunday in October, 1899, 

The report, was discussed under a special rule limiting speeches to five 
minutes. Discussed by Rev. \V. S. Ballard, C. F, Ramsbottom, E. VV. 



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Woolen, A. H. Porter, A. II. Haruly and J. T. Betts. 

The report was adopted, thus effecting the consolidation of the two As- 
sociations, as the Cape Fear Association Had already taken action and in- 
vited similar action by the Columbus Association. 

One of the main objects for the consolidation was that the two Associa- 
tions combined could be enabled to employ a special missionary to do mis- 
sionary work in the bounds of the combined Association and pledges for 
this object were made as follows: Kev. \V. S. Ballard. §10.; Uev. 0. !•'. 
Ramsbottom, 810.; Kev. A. H. Handy, .$10.; Kev. E. \\ . Wooten. £10.; 
Kev. J. T. Betts, $10.; Bio. J. L. Memory, $10.; Bro. Wm. Ranisbotiom, 
$5.; Bro. B. II. Haruly, §2.50; Bro. Ira Lennon, $2.50. 

A coPecrion of §2.16 was taken for aged minis'ers' relief. 

Upon mution a resolution of thanks was extended the citizens of White- 
ville for entertainment of the Association. 

Report on Orphanage was read as follows: 

We are glad to report the Orphanage in better condition, in every way. than ever be- 
fore in its history. The central or school building has made the school w.tU tar more 
etficieLf and satisfactory, and the piogiess made by the children the last year is very 
gratifying. A residence for the general manager has been completed and is now oc i- 
pied. The infirmary, which was used by Bro. and Sister tfouue. is now iu the hands o( 
a capable matron, where the sick and delicate can have every attention. There are now 
170 children at the Orphanage. The prospect is that there will be 200 there early m the 
coming year, and chinches must increase their contributions in order to meet the in- 
creased demand, 'the farm paid last year something over ,-jbOO above all expenses; the. 
paper put $4dUintu the treasury above its running expenses, it is hoped mat the divi - 
deuds from these source: will he still larger l»us year. Tne children are surrounded wan 
a wholesome religious atmosuheiv. A meeting has just closed in whicn there were ten 
bright prolessious and a deep feeling ot mtetest pervaded each service. We h ipe too 
churches will greatly enlarge their offerings to the Orph ina.ge during the year upon 
which we are entering, Committee. 

Bro. Arch Johnson, of the'Thomasville Orphanage, addressed the As- 
sociation in behalf of this institution, after winch the report was adopted, 
and upon motion it was ordered that churches be requested to tooid Tnauks- 
giviug services and takr collection in money and kind lor Orphanage. A 
cash collection of £2.66 was taken. 

Report on Foreign Missions w is read as follows: 

The Baptist denomination boasts that her churches are founded on the doctrines and 
principles laid down in the New Testament, that she is ■"striving for the faith once d - 
livere I to the saints," and that Hie is ''Keeping the ordinances as they were delivered un- 
to her." 1> her claim can be established, (ana it can) tneu she is under obhgatiou in no 
otnur denomination to give the truth of God t > the world I he Lord is saying to her * ;- 
day ' 'Go >e into ail the world and preach Tie Gospel to every creature." tie is blessing 
hi ; work as no other denomination, inow s uc« the spirit <>( L'm>t is the spirt! ol mis- 
sions and since (he missionary spirit is the h ^pe ol < ur < hurehe; . therefore be it res i 

Tl it our pastors be lequested to preach on Foreign Missions during [he ye, r I 
tal - [lections lor tins work, 

2ml, That they make an effort to induce their numbers to taki the Foreign Missio 
Journal and other cuis-ionar) literature and in whatever way they can intere f tin 
ph iu foreign Missions. U. t\ KAMISiJOi luM, Uommill 

Discussed by lievs. 0. V. Ltamsbottom and J. T. Betts. lieport mi 
Pledges for the coming year for thie object were taken as foilo 



COLUMBUS BAPTIST A.SSOCIATIOK. 



Chadbonrn, $10.00: Smyrna, 83.00; Whiteville,. p 5.00; Griffins X Roads, 
12.00. 

Report on Colportage was read as follows : 

The work of the Co I porter is that of the "Sower who soweth the word." it is one of 
the most important works that our association cad engage in. The work of distributing 
Bibles and Testaments and other <>ood books is next to that of preaching the Gospel. 
There is this difference in favor of the Colporter: The miuister sows the seed by thehand- 
ful; the colporter sows it by the book fill. Who can estimate the power and influence of 
the Bible in our homes? And next, to your family Babies I would recommend good 
books. They shape and mould human character and destiny like ^oodtrionds. Next to 
onr Savior the Bible is our best friend and companion. Good books that give us the 
biographies of great and good men and tells of their trials and triumphs are the hand- 
maids of the Bible and we cannot do a greater work for our home, it seems to me. than to 
send the Colporter and his books into our homes. We, y< ur committee, recommend 
that such is the destitution in some parts of the country tnat we endeavor to secure a 
Colporter for our association for the next year, and that we urge our people to treat him, 
not as a book agent, but '"'esteem him very highly in love for his work's sake.'' 

J. T. BETTS. 

Discussed by "Rev. J. T. Betts. Report adopted. 

Upon motion Rev. A. H. Harnly was appointed to preach the introduc- 
tory sermon at the next association; alternate, Rev. J. J. Adams. 

Letter of Macedonia church was read and received. Delegates, W. K. 
Nance, Jasper Williamson, Bindrey Williamson. 

Committee reported favoring acceptance of Williamson's X Roads' 
Baptist Church into the Association. Report adopted. 

Upon motion the reading and approval of the minutes was referred to 
the executive committee. 

The Columbus Baptist Association then adjourned sine die. 

J. L. MEMORY, Moderator. 

A .J. Maxwell, Clerk. 



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COLUMBUS COUNTY N. C. 
December 26th, 1888. 

Dr. G. H. MACON, Moderator. 
ELD. HAYNES LENNON, Clerk. 



Second Session will be held with the Church in Whiteville, 
commencing on Friday } November 1889. 



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Harrell's Printing House. 

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HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

COLUMBUS COUNTY N. C. 
December 26th, 1888. 

Dr. G. H. MACON, Moderator. 
ELD. HAYNES LENffON, Clerk. 



Second Session will be held with the Church in Whiteville, 
commencing on Friday f November 1889. 



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Harrell's Printing House. 
1888. 



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Elder Haynes Lennon called the messengers to order,, 
and explained the object of the meeting. 

On motion, Eld. A. G. Stocks was elected temporary 
Moderator, and Eld. Haynes Lennon, clerk pro tern,. Breth- 
ren T. J. Stanley and N". W. Friar, reading clerks. 

The Moderator read 1st. Psalm, and the congregation 
praised God with the use of 28th. Hymn of Baptist Hymn- 
book. Eld. D. J- Ray invoked the Divine direction. 

Appointed brethren D. J. Ray and G. H. Macon a com- 
mittee of Finance. 

Called for and read the letters, enrolled names of mes- 
sengers from the following churches: 

New Hope— G. H. Macon, E. White, K. G. Butler, $ i 50 

Seven Creeks — A. G. Stocks, T. J. Stanley, M. J. Stephens, 1 20 

Union Grove— D. J. Hinson, J, B. Skipper, 50 

Union Valley— N. W. Friar. B. R. Bowen, James Bright, 80 

Whiteville — Haynes Lennon, D. J. Ray, T. S. Memory, 2 65 

Minute Fund, 6 65 

Proceeded to permanent organization, whereupon Dr 
G. H. Macon was elected Moderator, and Eld. Haynes 
Lennon, Clerk and Treasurer. 

The following brethren, Lisha Meary from Iron Hill 
X Roads Church, Thomas Bass, James Jolly, IJ. F, Bos- 
well from Pleasant Hill Church, and D. McHeill from Pee 
Dee Association, N.C. were invited to seats to aid the As- 
sociation in the work of organization. 

On motion, appointed Elder Haynes Lennon and Breth- 
ren T. S. Memory and Edward White a committee to 
prepare a Constitution and Rules of Order for the gov- 
ernment of this Association of Churches. 



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The committee retired, and Brother D. McNeill ad- 
dressed the audience in quite a felicitous and edifying 
manner, while Eld J. W. Gore followed encouraging the 
churches in this important organization. 

The committee on Constitution and Rules of Order re- 
ported — Report received and unanimously adopted. See 
Appendix. 

Moderator announced a recess of thirty minutes. 

Business resumed at half past one o'clock, p. m. Prayer 
by Eld. Haynes Lennon. 

Committee of Finance reported $6.65 for minutes. A 
collection of $2 48 was added, making $9.13. Ordered 
that the committee of Finance pay the same to the Treas- 
urer. 

Ordered that the Clerk procure the printing of as 
many minutes as the funds will justify. 

Unanimously agreed that the next session of this body 
be held with the church in Whiteville commencing on 
Friday 11 o'clock A M. belore 3rd. Sunday in Nov. 1889, 
and that Eld. Haynes Lennon preach the introductory 
sermon. 

The messengers in attendance most cordially invited 
the entire ministry in the Association to visit and preach 
a series of days for their respective churches during the 
incoming year. 

Agreed that the Clerk be paid $5.00 for his services 
and that the several churches endeavor to raise the 
amount and deposit the same with Bro. T. S. Memory. 
. Agreed that this Association appoint messengers to, 
and to solicit correspondence with the following Associa- 
tions; Robeson, Haynes Lennon; Cape Fear, D. J. Ray; 
South Atlantic, A. G. Stocks; Waccamaw, R. G. Butler. 

Resolved, that the thanks of this body be tendered to 
this church and community for their very hospitable 
entertainment of the messengers and brethren. 

Agreed that the churches of this Association observe 
Friday betore the 3rd, Sunday in July 1889, as a day of 



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general thanksgiving to Almighty God for his blessings 
bestowed on us, both temporal and spiritual. 

The clerk then read a carefully prepared paper on ''The 
nature and power of Associations" which, on motion, was 
ordered to be appended to these Minutes for the consider- 
ation and observance of the churches of this Association. 

Appointed Brethren Haynes Lennon, T. S. Memory, 
G. H Macon, D. J. Ray, E. White an Executive Commit- 
tee to whom all unfinished business shall be referred; 
also to superintend the spiritual interests of the Associa- 
tion for the ensuing year. 

Adjourned to time and place above specified. 

G. H. Macon, Moderator. 

Haynes Lennon, Clerk. 



AFPEWBIM, 



CO^STITTTTIOIfcT 

OF 



Preamble m From a long series of experience, we, the 
within named churches of Jesus Christ, being regularly 
baptized upon the profession of our faith in Christ, are 
convinced of the necessity of a combination of churches, 
in order to perpetuate an union and communion amongst 
us, and preserve and maintain a correspondence with each 
other in our union : We therefore propose to maintain 
and keep the orders and rules of an Association of 
Churches, according to the following plan and form of 
government. 

Article I. This Association shall be composed of 
messengers chosen by the different churches in our union, 
and duly authorized by a certificate officially executed to 
represent them in the Association ; who shall be members 
whom they judge best qualified for the practical purposes 
contemplated by this body of churches. 

Article II. In the letters from the several churches, 
shall be expressed their numbers baptized, received by let- 
ter, restored, dismissed, expelled, died during the past 
year and their number in full fellowship. 

Article III. The messengers thus chosen and con- 
vened, shall be denominated the Columbus Association 
being composed of Sundry churches in Columbus County, 
and State of North Carolina as set forth in the minutes of 
our annual sessions, who shall have no authority to make 
laws for the churches, interfere with their discipline, nor 
in any manner to control them. 



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Article IV. The Association, when convened, shall 
be governed by a parliamentary decorum. 

Article V. The Association shall have a moderator, 
Clerk and Treasurer who shall be chosen by the suft'er- 
age of the members present. 

Article VI. The majority of the entire number of 
churches composing this body shall be a quorum for the 
holding the annual sessions of this Association. 

Article VII Every church in the union shall be en- 
titled to representation in the Association; but shall have 
only three members from each church. 

Article VIII. New churches, and such other churches 
as may have dismissed letters from other Associa- 
tions may be admitted into this union, who shall petition 
by letter and messengers, and upon examination (if found 
orthodox and orderly) shall be received by the Associa- 
tion,and manifested by the moderator giving the messen- 
gers the right hand of fellowship. 

Article IX. Every query presented by any church or 
member of this body, shall be twice read; and before it 
be dehated the moderator shall put it to vote, and if there 
be a majority for its being debated, it shall be taken un- 
der consideration, and be disposed of as the Association 
shall deem most to the glory of God. 

Article X. Every motion made and seconded, shall 
come under the consideration of the Association, except 
it be withdrawn by the member who made it before be- 
ing debated; but if after being debated, it must be by per- 
mission of the body under motion. 

Article XT. This Association shall be auxiliary to 
the Baptist k w tate Convention of North Carolina in all its 
benevolent enterprises. 

Article XII. The Association shall endeavor to fur- 
nish the churches with the minutes of annual sessions of 
the Association. 

Article XIII. This body shall have an Association 
Fund for defraying the expenses connected with the pros- 
ecution of its business. For the raising and supporting 



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of which, we think it the duty of each church in the 
union, to contribute voluntarily, such sums as they shall 
think proper, and send by the hands of their messengers 
to the Association; and those monies thus contributed by 
the churches, and received by the Association, shall be 
deposited in the hands of a Treasurer, by the Association 
elected, who shall be accountable to the Association for 
all monies by him received and paid out, according to the 
direction of the Association and that the Treasurer shall 
present vouchers in general settlement. 

Article XIV. There shall be an Association book 
kept where in the proceedings of every Association shall 
be regularly recorded by a Secretary elected by the Asso- 
ciation, who shall receive a compensation yearly, for his 
services. 

Article XV. The minutes of the Association shall be 
read (and corrected il need be) and signed by the moder- 
ator and Clerk before the Association. 

Article XVI. The Association shall have power : 

1st. To provide for the general union of the churches. 

2nd. To preserve inviolably a chair of communication 
amongst the churches. 

3rd. To give the churches all necessary advice in mat- 
ters of difficulty. 

4th. To inquire into the cause why the churches fail to 
represent themselves at any time in the Association. 

5th. To appropriate those monies by the churches con- 
tributed for an Association Fund, to any purpose legiti- 
mately connected with the interests of the Association 

6th. To appoint any member or members, by and with 
their consent, to transact any business which the Associa- 
tion may deem necessary for the glory of God. 

7th. The Association shall have power to withdraw 
from any church in this union, which shall violate the 
rules of this Association, or deviate from the orthodox 
principles of religion. 

8th. To admit any of the visiting ministry, and all 
corresponding brethren, as assistants, who may be present 
at the time of their sitting. 

9th. To change this constitution by a vote of three 
fourths of all the churches. 

10th. To adjourn to any place and time agreed on by 
the Association. 



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Article 1. The Association shall be opened and clos- 
ed by prayer. 

Art. 2. A Moderator and Clerk shall be chosen by 
the members present. 

Art. 3. Only one person shall speak at a time, who 
shall rise from his seat and address the Moderator when 
he is about to make his speech. 

Art. 4. The person thus speaking shall not be inter- 
rupted in his speech by any except the Moderator till he 
is done speaking. 

Art 5 He shall strictly adhere to the subject, and in 
no wise reflect on the person who spoke before, so as to 
make remarks on his slips, faillings or imperfections, but 
shall fairly state the case and matter as nearly as he can, 
so as to convey his light or ideas. 

Art. 6. No person shall abruptly break off, or absent 
himself from the Association, without liberty from the 
Association. 

Art. 7. No member of the Association shall have the 
liberty of laughing during the sitting of the same, nor 
whispering in the time of a public speech. 

Art. 8. No member of the Association shall address 
another in any other terms or appellatives but the title of 
brother. 

Art. 9. The Moderator shall not interrupt any mem- 
ber, nor prohibit him from speaking, till he gives his 
light on the subject, except he breaks the rules of this 
decorum. 

Art. 10. The names of the several members of the 
Association shall be enrolled by the Clerk, and called 
over as often as the Association requires. 

Art. 11. The Moderator shall be the last person who 
shall speak to the subject, who may give his opinion if he 
pleases before he puts the matter to a vote, but shall have 
no vote himself unless the Aassociation be equally divided. 

Art. 12. That any member who shall willingly and 
knowingly break any of these rules, shall be reproved by 
the Association as they shall think proper. 



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THE NATURE AND POWERS OF ASSOCIATIONS 

OF CHURCHES 

As the communion of saints, so the communion of 
charches, is a desirable blessing, to obtain and promote 
which ought to be the study and pleasure of all the people 
o* God. 

Churches formed on the Gospel plan are independent 
of each other relative to power, but the reverse in regard 
to communion. For if saints in general have an indisputa- 
ble right to participate in the gifts and graces of each 
other, so have churches in a joint capacity. 

In order to obtain the blessing of communion more 
fully, there ought to be a coalescing of several churches 
into one body, so far as their local situation and'othe 1 * 
circumstances will admit, but as it is impracticable for all 
the individual members of the several churches thus asso- 
ciated to attend, the better way by experience has been 
found to be, to represent by a delegation of the most able 
and pious of said churches, particularly the Ministry, yet 
so as by no means to give the latter the ascendency in 
point of members. Such an assemblage should be held 
annually at such times and places as would be most con- 
ducive to the great end proposed by said confederacy. 

Such delegation, when convened, should keep in view 
their covenant for the promotion of Christ's cause in gen- 
eral, and the interest of the Churches they represent in 
particular. 

Although such a combination of churches is not ex. 
pressly commanded in Scripture, yet it receives sufficient 
countenance and authority from the light of nature, and 
the general laws of society, as to leave without a doubt its 
propriety. There is one precedent established by Apos- 
tolic authority recorded in Acts, chapter XV. % 

An Association thus formed is a respectable body; it 
represents not a city, country or nation, but the Churches 
of Jesus Christ. It is by no means deemed a superior 



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judicature, vested with coercive power or authority over 
the churches; it presumes not to impose its sentiments on 
its constituents, under pain oi excommunication; nor does 
it anathematize those who do not implicitly submit to its 
determinations, which would be nothing less than spiritu- 
al tyranny, and better comport with the arbitrary spirit of 
Popish Councils, than with that meekness which character- 
izes the humble followers of Christ. The Apostles, Elders, 
and Brethren, who composed the first Christian Council, 
presumed not to impose their decisions upon the churches 
in a Lordly manner, but prefaced their determinations 
with this modest introductory: It seemed good to the Holy 
Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these 
necessary things." Baptist Associations assume no higher 
a title than that oi Advising Councils; consistent with which 
epithet they ought alw r ays to act, when they act at all, 
without infringing upon the rights of independent con- 
gregational churches. Neve r-the-less, they have a natural 
and unalienable right to judge for themselves, what 
churches shall be admitted into confederacy with them, 
and to withdraw from all such churches as obstinately per- 
sist in holding corrupt principles, and doctrines incom- 
patible with the New Testament, after proper and timely 
admonition has been given them. 

The benefits arising from an Association of churches 
are many. In general, the truth, order, and discipline of 
the Gospel will be maintained. 

More particularly : 

1. The churches may have such doubts as arise amongst 
them removed, and avoid serious contentions. 

2. They will invariably be furnished with salutary 
counsel. 

3. Those churches which have no ministers, may be 
occasionally supplied with the word of life. 

4. The churches will be more closely united in promot- 
ing the cause and interest of Christ. 

Art. 5. A sound and Evangelical Ministry will be en- 
couraged, whilst that which is defective will be discoun 
tenanced. 

Art. 6. Any member aggrieved through partiality, or 
from any other cause may be reconciled. 

Art. 7. Wherein a large party may withdraw from 



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any church by means of any obtruding Ministry, or other- 
wise, the aggrieved may seek redress. 
| Art. 8. Churches having candidates for the Ministry, 
may have them properly examined upon their qualifica- 
tions 

These and numerous other advantages arising from 
such an union of Churches, must induce every Godly 
Chnrch to desire a conjunction with such a body. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR 
POST-OFFICES. 



Lennon, Haynes 
Ray, David J. 
Stocks, A. G. 



Orton, Columbus Co. N. C. 



Whiteville, 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Haynes Lennon, Tr. in acc't. with Columbus Asso. 
Dec. 26, 1888 To am't received of committee of Finance, 

f 9, 13. 



STATISTICS OF THE CHURCHES. 



New Hope, 
Seven Creeks, 
Union Grove, 
Union Valley, 
Whiteville, 



Males 
62 
54 
13 
23 



Females 


Total. 


77 


139 


80 


134 


24 


37 


29 


52 




70 



432 




II 



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SECOND AND THIRD SESSIONS 



-OF THE- 



COLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD WITH THE CHURCHES AT 



| WHITEVILLE AND NEW HOPE, 

f COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C. 



| NOVEMBER 22, 33, 29, 1889, AND NOVEMBER 21, 22 23, 1890. 

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comnencing on Frida}' before 1st Sunday in November, 1801 



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Fourth session will be held with the Church at Seven Creeks, ' 



LUMBERTON, N. C: 

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• SECOND SZESSIOZNT 



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COLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

Whiteyille, Columbus County, N. C, 

NOVEMBER 22. 23, 24, 1889. 



Rev. B. H. PHILLIPS, Moderator. 
Eld. HAYNES LENNON, Clerk. 



Third session will be held with the Church at New Hope, 
comnencing on Friday, November 21, 1890. 



LUMBERTON, N. O.: 

ROBESONIAN PUBLISHING HOUSE PRINT, 

1891. 



Ordained Ministers and Post-Offices. 



LENNON, HAYNES, - - Orton, 

RAY, D. J., - - - - Whiteville. 
STOCKS, 0. G., - Bug Hill. 



IPIROCIEIEIDIlSra-S. 



Whiteville, N. C, Nov. 22nd 1889. 

Introductory sermon was delivered from Acts* xiv, 22 : "Con- 
firming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to con- 
tinue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation 
enter the Kingdom of God." 

After the lapse of ten minutes Dr. G. H. Macon occupied 
the chair as temporary chairman, Elder B. H. Phillips invok- 
ing the Divine direction. Elder Haynes Lennon acted as 
secretary. 

The chair appointed brethren A. F. Toon and John B. Sin- 
gletary a Committee of Finance. 

On motion, called for and read the lett3rs, enrolling names 
of messengers from the following churches : 

New Hope — Edward White. H. S. White, J. B. Singletary. 

Seven Creeks.— S. T. Stephens, S. H. Faulk, N. M. Ward. 

Union Grove. — D. J. Hinson, Kenneth Sellers, A. M. Hinson. 

Whiteville. — Eld. Haynes Lennon, Thomas Thompson, A. 
F. Toon. 

Then elected permanent officers : Eld. B. H. Phillips, Mod- 
erator ; Eld. Haynes Lennon, Clerk and Treasurer. 

Visiting brethren Thomas Barefoot, Dr. J. F. Harrell, J. W. 
Gore, and George Flynn, from Cape Fear Association were 
cordially invited to seats in the body. 

Dr. G. H. Macon, and A. F. Toon, were appointed a com- 
mittee on order of business. 

Took a recess of one hour. 



2 o'clock p. m. 
Resumed business — Eld. D. J. Ray, leading in prayer. 
Committee on order of business reported — Report made the 
order of the day. 



1. Home Missions.— D. J. Ray. 

2. Temperance.— G. H. Macon, not reported. 

3. Foreign Missions.— By Resolution. 

4. Periodicals.— J. L. Memory. 

5. Pastoral Support.— T. S. Memory. 

6. State Missions.— Haynes Lennon. 

7. Ministerial Education.— R. H Powell. 

8. Sunday Schools.— J. F. Harrell. 

9. Orphanage. -B. H. Phillips. 
10. Miscellany.— 

The churches at Seven Creeks, Union Grove, and Union 
Valley asked for letters dismissal which were ordered, limited 
to twelve months. 

The Deacons of this church were requested to arrange the 
order of Divine service during this session of the Association. 

Agreed to hold the next session of this body with the church 
at New Hope, commenceing Friday, November 22, 1890, at 11 
o'clock, a. m. Elder B. H. Phillips, to preach the introductory 
sermon ; Elder D. J. Ray, alternate. 

Appointed to sister associations, viz : Robeson Association. 
Elder Haynes Lennon : South Atlantic, Elder D. J. Ray ; Cape 
Fear, John B. Singletary ; Waccamaw, T. S. Memory. 

Adjourned to 7 :30 o'clock this evening. 



7 :30 o'clock p. m. 

Moderator in the chair. Sang "I love thy Kingdom Lord." 
Prayer by Elder Haynes Lennon. 

Brother T. S. Memory's report on Pastoral Support was read 
and discussed by brethren Memory, Lennon and Phillips — 
Report adopted. 

Adjourned to 9 :30 o'clock to-morrow morning. 



Saturday, Moreing Nov. 23rd, 1889. 
Met pursuant to adjournment. Elder B. H. Phillips, in the 
chair. Sang, (, Am I a soldier of the Cross?" 
Prayer by Elder D. J. Ray, 
Elder J. A. Speight, was invited to a seat. 
Report on State Missions was read by Eld. H. Lennon, and 



after remarks by writer and Eld. Speight, was adopted. See 
Appendix. 

Report on Home Missions was read, and after some remarks 
by Elders Ray and Speight was adopted. On motion Elder 
Speight offered special pi aver for that particular department of 
Christian labor. 

Called off one hour. Eld. D. J. Ray, invoked divine bless- 
ings on the work of our hands. 



3 o'clock, p. m. 

Sang "Children of the heavenly King." 

Elder Speight led in prayer. 

Moderator called for Sunday-school report and on motion 
was made the order for Sunday morning's consideration in 
mass-meeting. 

Report on Periodicals was read and footed up by urgent re- 
marks from brethren Lennon, Memory and Speight with sub- 
scriptions for "Biblical Recorder," "Charity and Children." 

Report for Foreign Missions not being ready, the following 
resolution was adopted : 

Resolved. That the subject of Foreign Missions demand our 
undivided support and that our pastors lay the same before 
their several churches at an early day and solicit funds for the 
annual session of Southern Baptist Convention in May 1890. 

Adjourned to 7 o'clock to-night. Prayer by brother Len- 
non. 



Saturday Night, 7 o'clock Nov. 23rd, 1889. 

Moderator in the chair. 

Sang "The Lord is my defense," etc. 

Prayer by the pastor. 

Elder B. H. Phillips read report on Orphanage, and after 
remarks by himself and Elder Speight a collection of $6.14 
was taken up and the report adopted. The money was forth- 
with forwarded. 

Report on Ministerial Education by brother R. H. Powell, 



was read, and after being discussed by brethren Phillips and 
Speight was adopted. 

Adjourned to 9 : 30 o'clock to-morrow morning. 

Benediction by Elder J. A. Speight. 



Sunday Morning 9 : 30 o'clock Nov. 24th, 1889. 

Elder Phillips in the chair. Sang "All hail the power of 
Jesus' name." 

Prayer by Elder Lennon. 

Sunday-school report was on motion, taken up received and 
ably discussed by Elder Speight and then adopted. 

On motion all unfinished business was referred to an execu- 
tive committee of brethren B. H. Phillips, Haynes Lennon, T. 
S. Memory, Thomas Thompson and E. H. White. 

On motion a collection was taken up for Rev. C. L. Powell, 
amounting to $10.50 which was forwarded to brother I. M. 
Powell, at Fair Bluff. N. C. 

A vote of thanks was then given the church in Whiteville, 
and entire community for the very hospitable entertainment 
given the messengers and congregation in attendance at the 
Association. 

The session then gave way for Divine service and Elder J. 
A. Speight addressed a full house from Joshua, sixth chapter, 
on besieging Jericho, entertaining the audience in a highly sat- 
isfactory manner. 

Thus closed the second session of Columbus Association. 

B. H. PHILLIPS, Moderator. 

Haynes Lennon, Clerk. 



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HOME MISSIONS. 

This is one of the departments of Missions under the di- 
rection of the Southern Baptist Convention and embraces 
desolate and isolated places in the Southern States with Mex- 
ico, Cuba and Brazil, in South America. In these several 
departments of labor a great and effectual door is now opened 
and the Great Head of the church is preparing them to march 
in union with the nations of the earth to realize the glory of 
God in taking the heathen for His inheritance and the utter- 
most parts of the earth for His possession. 
Submitted, 

D. J. Ray. 



PERIODICALS. 

The "Biblical Recorder" is the organ of the Baptists of North 
Carolina. It is sound in doctrine, progressive in spirit, and ele- 
vating in tone. No Baptist man or woman can hope to be 
useful and effecient, who does not read his or her church pa- 
per. , We urge all our people to subscribe for and read the 
"Biblical Recorder." 

Submitted, 

J. L. Memory. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

There is nothing more plainly taught in the Word of God, 
than that the minister should be supported financially while 
he gives his time to the preaching of the gospel. "The ser- 
vant is worthy of his hire," and such like passages of Scrip- 
ture plainly teach this truth. Are the churches of this Asso- 
ciation coming up to their full measure of duty on this sub- 
ject? And if not, why not? We respectfully suggest that we 
make an effort to do better along this line. And to this end 
we suggest that the pastors preach on the subject as they 
would on any other Chritian duty. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. S. Memory. 



STATE MISSIONS. 

This subject constitutes the local department of Bible Mis- 
sions within the territory of the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina, and is now more actively operated than at any 
period in the history of this State. Every possible develop- 
ment of Bible truth is now made to bear upon the human 
mind to bring it to Christ. God is the first great mover in this 
heavenly work to take out of this local field a people for him- 
self as set forth in Acts, chapter xv. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HaynesLennon. 



EDUCATION. 

Education is power. How important then that the young 
and rising generation be properly educated. We are glad 
that so many opportunities are afforded the people for edu- 
cation. As Baptists we have Wake Forest College and many 
first class academies for our boys, and Oxford, High Point, 
Thorn as ville and others for our girls. But we call special at- 
tention to the need of a better educated ministry that the 
churches may have men mentally as well as spiritually qual- 
ified to lead them to greater and nobler things for God. 



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Wake Forest College and the Southern Baptist Theological 
Seminary at Louisville, Ky., offer opportunities for the edu- 
cation of young men called to preach. And we recommend 
that the churches of this Association take up regular col- 
lections for the Board of Education. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

B. H. Phillips, 
for Committee. 



SUNDAY-SCHOOLS. 

In this wonderfully progressive age Sunday-schools assert 
their claims to a national work in training the rising genera- 
tion for glory and for God. With the Bible for our text-book 
— its crucified Saviour for our Redeemer — its holy truths for 
our directory, we are armed for efficiently conducting this 
mighty auxiliary of the Christian religion in the suppression 
of evil amonsgt our children as well as training them in the 
way they should go. 

We rejoice to know that the first effort in Sunday-school 
work in this region of our State was made by Deacon George 
Lennon, of Cross Roads church, in this county, about the 
3^ear 1800, since which time it has engaged the attention of 
all America and Europe, and can with truth be said to be a 
prolific factor in filling the world with light and knowledge to 
the overthrow of the works of his satanic majesty. 

Silbmitted, 

J. F. Harrell. 



BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

Five years ago the Baptists of North Carolina thought the 
time had come for them to organize some agency for the car- 
ing for the orphans of the State. Some good brethren thought 
the time had not come for such a movement. But time has 
proven the wisdom of this step. And to-day the Baptist Or- 
phange is a grand agency for good. About 120 orphans ap- 



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peal to us for the means to feed, clothe and educate them. 
And your committee suggest that the churches of this Asso- 
ciation take regular collections for their support. And fur- 
ther, that the matter be thoroughly canvassed in the Sunday- 
schools, and enlist the sympathies and efforts of the children, 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. H. Phillips. 



-OF THE— 



THIRD SESSION" 



OF THE- 



COLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



New Hope, Columbus County, N. C, 



A. F. POWELL, Moderator. 
HAYNES LENNON, Clerk. 



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Fourth session will be held with the Church at Seven Creeks, 

comnencing on Friday before 1st Sunday in November, 18&1. 



LUMBERTON, N. C: 

ROBESONIAN PUBLISHING HOUSE PRINT, 
1891. 



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n^ooEEiDiisra-s. 



New Hope, N. C., Nov. 21, 1890. 

Introductory sermon was delivered by Eld. D. J. Ray, 
founded on II. Corinthians, vi : 1. " We then as workers to- 
gether with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the 
grace of God in vain." 

After thirty minutes intermission the delegates assembled 
in the house, read John xvii, and Elder Ray. invoked the 
Divine direction. 

On motion, brethren A. F. Toon, H. L. White and Ed. 
Ward were announced as a Committee of Finance. Brother 
A. F. Powell aiding former secretary in reading letters from 
the churches. 

New Hope.— H. L. White, Ed. White and J. Evans. 

Seven Creeks. — N. J. Stephens, J. O. Storks, T. J. Stanly. 

Union Grove. — Not represented. 

Whiteville. — A. F. Toon, A. F. Powell, Thomas Thomp- 
son. 

Then proceeded to the election of permanent officers, viz : 
A, F. Powell, Moderator j Haynes Lennon, Clerk and Treas- 
urer. 

Inviting Elders G. W. Hill and J. W. Gore from Cape Fear 
Association, and brethren James Jolly and W. S. Frink from 
South Atlantic Association to seats with us. 

Announced as Committe of arrangements, A. F. Powell and 
Haynes Lennon. 

Raised committees on the following subjects : 

1. Home Missions.— G. H. Hill. 

2. Temperance.— Thomas Thompson. 

3. Foreign Missions.— W. J. Dyson. 

4. Periodicals.— W. S. Frink. 

5. Pastoral Support.— A. F. Toon. 

6. State Missions.— D. J. Ray. 

7. Ministerial Education.— T. S. Memory. 

8. Sunday Schools.— H. L. White. 

9. Orphanage. -Haynes Lennon. 



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On motion, corresponding messengers were called for. 

Agreed that brother A. J. Orr be appointed to visit the 
South Atlantic, and brethren A. F. Toon and M. J. Thompson 
the Waccamaw Association. To Cape Fear, J. 0. Storks, B. 
White and D. J. Ray ; to Robeson Association, H. Lennon, D. 
H. Thompson and Thomas Thompson. 

10. Committee to Supply Stand— Deacons of this church and T. 
Thompson. 

11. Committees on Duty of Pastors to the Churches. 

12. Committees on Duty of Churches to their Pastors 

13. Committee on Asso Missions— T. S. Memory, A F. Toon and 
Ed. White. 

Committee No. 10 reported and discharged. 

The location and time of holding our session in 1891, on 
motion was referred to brethren, E. White, A. F. Toon and M. 
J. Stephens, who shall report to-morrow morning 11 o'clock. 

Adjourned to 9 ; 30 o'clock to-morrow morning. 

Prayer by Elder Ray. 



Saturday Morning 9 : 30 a. m. Nov. 22nd, 1890. 

Moderator in the chair. Prayer by the Clerk. 

Renewed invitation to visiting brethren and the ministry. 

On motion, brethren A. F. Powell, H. Lennon, J. I. William- 
son, T. S. Memory and Thomas Thompson be, and are hereby 
appointed an Executive Committee of Columbus County As- 
sociation, N. C, any three of whom shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of Associational business for twelve months 
from date of appointment, to whom shall be referred the di- 
vision and execution of all mission and church work con- 
templated in this organization of churches for the current 
year. 

Called off for 30 minutes. Prayer by Clerk. 



Business resumed 1 : 30 o'clock p. m. Prayer by (x. W. 
Gore. Sundry reports called for and read in the order as num- 
bered, viz ; 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, discussed and adopted. The 
Committee on location of next session of this body recom- 



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mend that it be held with the church at Seven Creeks, on Fri- 
day October 30, 1891. Elder Haynes Lennon, preach the in- 
troductory sermon at 11 o'clock. 

Invited brother C. C. Gore, from Cape Fear Association, to 
a seat with us. 

Resolved, That the proceedings of this body for the sessions 
of 1889 and 1890 be prepared for publication and that they be 
distributed among the churches according to their member- 
ship. 

Resolved, That the Executive Committee proportion among 
the several churches of this body the amount of funds neces- 
sary to defray expenses for printing and distributing minutes. 

Committee of Finance reported. Report received and 
amount of funds paid to Treasurer. 

On motion, voted the thanks of this body to the Clerk for 
finishing the payment of printing the minutes of the session 
of 1888. 

Voted the thanks of this Association to this church and 
community for the very hospitable entertainment furnished 
the messengers and representatives thereof. 

On motion, referred all unfinished business to Executive 
Committee. 

Adjourned to Sunday morning 9 :30 o'clock. 

Prayer by Elder H. Lennon. 



•9 : 30 o'clock Sunday Morning Nov. 23rd, 1890. 
Sabbath-school held an interesting session. 

PULPIT SERVICE 11 O'CLOCK. 

Elder Haynes Lennon delivered a discourse founded on 
Luke xxiv, 46, 47. "And said unto them, thus it is written, 
and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the 
dead the third day. 

"And that repentance and remission of sins should be 
preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jeru- 
salem." 

A collection of $7.81 was taken up. 



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Thus closed a harmomious and profitable session and the 
body was adjourned to time and place above specified. 

A. F. POWELL, Moderator. 
Haynes Lennon, Clerk. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF COLUMBUS ASSOCIATION. 

Dec. 1888. Received of Fin. Com., printing minutes, $ 6 65 
" " Collection in session, etc ,. . . 2 48 

Paid by Clerk, 2 87 

By am't paid printing minutes, as per receipt, $ 12 00 

$12 00 $ 12 00 

Nov. 28. 1889. Rec'dof Fin. Com., for Minute Fund 4 40 

" State Missions,... 6 50 

•' " " " Foreign Missions, 2 40 

1890. ' " " " Minute Fund,.... 6 00 

" Congregation,Sabbath Collection, 7 81 

" Whiteville Church for Min. Ed. . 2 81 

July, 1891. " Ex Committee for Minutes, 7 89 

" By State Missions, Foreign Missions and 
Ministerial Education, orwarded to 
Treasurer Baptist State Convention,.. $ 1171 

Balance in hand to print minutes, 26 10 

Haynes Lennon, Treasurer. 



HOME MISSIONS. 

The Rome Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Con- 
vention embraces in its work the ten Southern States together 
with Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Cuba and 
Indian Territory, located at Atlanta, Ga. 

In 1888 the member of Missionaries reported in the employ 
of the Board were 287, of which twenty-two colored in Ar- 
kansas, thirty-seven in Florida, 125 in Texas, and one Cuba, 
and also a number in other States, 4,857 baptisms were re- 
ported, 306 churches were constituted, the value of the houses 
of worship built was $54,068, cash received from May 1, 1887, 
to May 1, 1888, was $48,023.07, cash expenditures $45,768.- 
32. 

The mantle of the great apostle of the gentiles seems to 
have fallen on bro. A. J. Diaz of Cuba. 

He is laboring with a zeal worthy of a great and good cause 
among the Catholic population of Cuba ; although he has been 



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imprisoned through the opposition of the priesthood during 
the present year he still labors on fearlessly. Public senti- 
ment is in his favor and at his bidding would have taken him 
by force out of the hands of the authorities, but he would 
not permit the violation of the law although he was innocent 
of any crime against law and justice. Since his release he still 
continues his labors. 

This department of Christian labor demands our especial 
spmpathies, prayers and contributions until the man of sin 
shall be driven from his impious throne and a pure gospel 
shall take the place of error and false doctrine and the king- 
dom of this world become the kingdom of our blessed Lord 
and Saviour. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. W. Hill. 



TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee would respectfully say, that the subject of 
Temperance has been so often discussed that we do not ex- 
pect to present anything new upon the matter; but would 
suggest that, notwithstanding its familiarity, it should con- 
tinue to be canvassed until its principles are established and 
its beneficent influence shall prevail throughout the land. 

The dreadful evils of Intemperance are clearly seen by 
every unprejudiced mind, and it is also unmistakably appa- 
rent that the welfare and prosperity of the churches, the 
country at large, with all that is near and dear to us is at 
stake. Let us then as lovers of our race and mankind at 
large arouse our energies with all our might and crush out 
this monster evil. We are happy to say " the time is auspi- 
cious," the prospects are brightening, and let there be a move- 
ment all along the line and the victory is ours. If professed 
followers of Christ are faithful in their duties and will man- 
fully meet theii responsibilities, a great work may be accom- 
plished before the close of another year. Let us then move 
on in solid phalanx until success shall crown our efforts. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas Thompson. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

This evangelistic work has claimed the attention of every 
nation since the ascension of the Son of God. And while 
most nations, in the main, have labored to forget God, yet 
God has not forgotten them, but in His merciful dispensations 
demonstrates His long suffering towards them " that he may 
take out of them a people for himself." Of these redeemed 
people He chooses those whose gifts qualify them for the 
proper ministration of His word so as to make it the power 
of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, and com- 
mandeth them to u Go into all the world and preach the Gos- 
pel to every creature." Now if we have been called from 
darkness to light, it is made our imperative duty to let that 
light so shine that the nations may see the good works of 
Christ Jesus wrought in us that they may thereby be led to 
the Son of God. 

Submitted, 

W. J. Dyson, Com. 



PERIODICALS. 

We believe the circulation of a sound religious periodical 
to be the most, powerful agency ever devised for the accom- 
plishment of all the great works of the church. The " Bibli- 
cal Recorder " is such a paper and upon its success depends, 
in a great measure, the success of every one of our State and 
denominational enterprises. If we are correct in this, or even 
in part, then it is true that no other paper can take the place 
of the " Recorder " to North Carolina Baptists. 

" Kind Words " and " Foreign Mission Journal " we would 
also recommend. 

W. S. Frink. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 

The faithful minister of the Gospel is as much entitled to 
his support as the laborer is to his hire. " Even so hath the 
Lord ordained that they who preach the gospel shall live of 



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the gospel." The apostle further appends, " That if we have 
sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall 
reap your carnal things?" It is the duty of the church to con- 
tribute to their pastor a decent support according to their 
ability. To pray for him, and be a co-worker with him in his 
allotted work, as well as give all possible encouragement in 
his field of labor, and thus aid him in bearing his burdens. 

Submitted, 

A. F. Toon, Com. 



STATE MISSIONS. 
This is a work in which the Baptist State Convention of 
North Carolina has been engaged regularly for sixty years 
under a system of evangelical prosecution, and has attained 
a growth annually of such magnitude as to astonish those en- 
gaged in it. while there is yet room for an increased interest 
in our bounds, and the practical application of the means in 
sending the Gospel in every nook and corner of our beloved 
State, to the conversion to Christ of our entire population. 

Respectfully, 

D. J. Ray. 



. MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

The Great Teacher sent from God uttered the following lan- 
guage : " This is life eternal, that they might know thee the 
only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." We 
have epitomized in this declaration the work of the ministry, 
their qualification and fitness for preaching the gospel, and 
unless such truth is clothed with a correct presentation of 
facts the hearers must eternally die for the want of divine 
knowledge. 

Respectfully, 

T. S. Memory. 



REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Dear Brethren : — 

We are taught in the word of truth that we should bring 
our children up in the way that they should go, and to do 



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this, we should implant in their hearts while young and ten- 
der, the truths of the Gospel ; and as we are accountable 
beings to God for our stewardship here below, for both our 
own conduct and in the way we train our children and those 
under our care, I do earnestly recommend that each church 
in this Association awake to a sense of its duty in this direc- 
tion, and strive with the whole soul, mind and strength to 
keep an evergreen Sunday-school in progress. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. L. White, Com. 



BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

No enterprise of beneficence undertaken by the Baptists of 
North Carolina has met with less opposition, nor yet with a 
more hearty approval than the caring for orphan children of 
our beloved State. The sympathies of our people draw forth 
the means necessary to sustain the work, and the prudent 
management of the directors guarantee its success. Other 
denominations are taking hold of this work with an energy 
that knows no failure, and under a smiling Providence with 
the blessing of our Heavenly Father will work for national as 
well as individual good. 

Submitted, 

Haynes Lennon. 



DUTY OF CHURCHES TO PASTORS. 

Your committee begs to suggest : 

1. That they show profound reverence for their Divine call- 
ing. 

2. That they manifest affectionate kindness and brotherly 
love. 

3. Cause them to feel that we are at all times ready and 
willing to hold up their hands in every good word and work, 
so that they be not hindered in their work of lifting up fallen 
man. 

4. That they through their Deacons see in advance that 
their temporal needs are fully provided for. 



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5. They should show a disposition to urge their frequent 
presence at their homes, their firesides and their tables. 

6. That their pastors "shun not to declare the whole coun- 
sel of God," so as "to clear tkeir skirts of the blood of all 
men." 

Fraternally submitted, 

T. S. Memory, ) n 
A. F. Powell, f Com - 



DUTY OF PASTORS TO THE CHURCHES. 

1. Preach the word — the pure unadulterated word of God. 

2. Oppose error in all its diversified forms with the spirit 
and love of Christ. 

3. "Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the 
oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for 
filthy lucre, but of a ready mind ; neither as being lords over 
God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. — Pet. v : 2,3. 

4. He should give his whole attention to the people of his 
charge, and In proportion as he is sustained he should devote 
himself to the work, and " show himself approved unto God, 
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing 
the word of truth." 

Respectfully submitted, 

Thomas Thompson. 



A. F. Toon, ' Cora - 



ASSOCIATION MISSIONS. 

From the general neglect of mission work in our bounds 
for several years by the Missionary Baptists it becomes indis- 
pensably necessary that some step be taken to occupy the field. 
We recommend that one or more ministers be employed to 
itinerate in the interest of general mission work during the 
ensuing year and that this body sustain the work. 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. S. Memory,) 

A. F Toon, > Com. 

E. White, 




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ZMZlUSrCTTIES 



OF THE- 



Fourth Session 



■OF THE- 



Columbus Baptist Association, 



Held with the Church at 



Seven Creeks, Columbus County, N. C, 

Oct. 30th, 31st, and IVov. 1st, 1891. 



A. F. POWELL, Moderator, 
A. McKINNOK Clerk. 



Fifth Session will be held with the Church,, at Chadbourn, N. C. 
commencing on Friday before the First Sunday in Nov. 1892. 



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Fourth Session 



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Columbus Baptist Association, 



Held with the Church at 



Seven Creeks, Columbus County, N. C 5 

Oct. 30th, 31st, and Not. 1st, 1891. 



A. R POWELL, Moderator, 
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PROCEEDINGS. 



Seven Creeks, N. C, 
Oct. 30, 1891. 

The introductory sermon was delivered by Rev. D. J. 
Eay from Ps. 133 — 1: "Behold, how good and how 
pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity." 

After recess of 30 minutes the congregation assembled 
in the church and Bro. A. F. Powell, Moderator, read 
a part of the 45th Psalm; singing by the choir and pray- 
er by Bro. D. McNeill. 

On motion, Brethren C. McCormick, H. L. White 
and S. J. Batten were appointed a Committee on Fi- 
nance. The Association then proceeded to election of 
officers for the present session which resulted as follows : 
Moderator, Bro. A. F. Powell; Clerk, Bro. E. Nealy, 
pro term. ■ 

List of Churches called and delegates enrolled as 
follows : 

New Hope — H. L. White, E. Nealy and Thomas B. 
Inman. 

Seven Creeks — M. J. Stephens, J. F. Long and N. M. 
Ward. 

Union Grove — Not represented. 

Whiteville — Thos. Thompson, A. F. Toon and A. F. 
Powell. 

An opportunity was then extended to churches wish- 
ing to join the Association which resulted in the recep- 
tion of the following churches, and delegates were 
enrolled: 

China Grove — J. G. Jackson, W. E. Hinson and 
Chas. McCormick. 

New Light — Chester Batten and S. J. Batten. 



Chadbourn — A. McKinnon, J. T. Phipps and J. A. 
Kelly. 

On motion, an invitation was extended to visiting- 
brethren to participate in our deliberations. 

The following were present and made welcome to 
seats : Rev. C. Durham, D. D., representing the State 
Mission Board, Rev. E. J. Edwards representing the 
N. C. Baptist, Bro. D. McNeill representing the Bibli- 
cal Recorder, Rev. J. A. Smith representing the Baptist 
Orphanage and Charity and Children. 

On motion, choir committee to supply the stand con- 
sisting of the Deacons of Seven Creeks church and Bro. 
T. A. Gore. 

On motion, Moderator appointed committees on the 
following subjects : 

1. State Missions— Rev. C. Durham, D. D. 

2. Ministerial Education — Rev. J. A. Smith. 

3. Foreign Missions— Rev. T. J. Cobb. 

4. Periodicals— Bro. D. McNeill. 

5. Pastoral Support— Bro. T. S. Memory. 

6. Temperance — Bro. A. McKinnon. 

7. Sunday - Schools — Rev. D. J. Ray. 

8. Orphanage — Bro. Thomas Thompson. 

9. Special Changes — Brethren J. G. Jackson and 1ST. M. Ward. 

10. Duty of Pastors to Churches— Bro. H. L. White. 

11. Duty of Churches to Pastors — Rev. E. J. Edwards. 



The Committee to supply the stand reported which 
report was amended by dispensing with preaching to- 
night. Committee discharged. 

Bro. D. McNeill reported on Periodicals. Report re- 
ceived after being fully discussed and Committee dis- 
charged. 

Rev. E. J. Edwards reported on Duty of Churches to 
Pastors. Report received and Committee discharged. 

Bro. T. S. Memory reported on Pastoral Support 
which was freely discussed. Among others Dr. Durham 
made a very forcible speech on the subject. Report 
was received and Committee discharged. 

A paper on ' 'The Sabbath" by Rev. Hanes Lennon 
was read by Rev. J. A. Smith and, on motion, was or- 



dered to be printed with the minutes. 

Bro. A v McKinnon reported on Temperance. Eeport 
received and Committee discharged. 

On motion, adjourned to 9:30 a. m. to-morrow. 

Benediction by Dr. Durham. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Saturday, 9:30 A. M. 

Moderator in the chair. Proceedings opened by read- 
ing Isa. 55th chapter, by Dr. Durham and prayer by 
Rev. E. J. Edwards. 

Reports of Committees called for. 

Rev. J. A. 'Smith reported on Ministerial Education 
which was discussed by Bro. Smith and others, and was 
adopted and Committee discharged. 

On motion, the election of permanent Clerk and 
Treasurer was taken up. Bro. A. McKinnon was duly 
elected to fill the office. 

Rev. Dr. Durham reported on State Missions and 
made the speech of the occasion on his report and clear- 
ly showed the importance of this great work. Report 
received and committee discharged. 

Rev. T. J. Cobb reported on Foreign Missions. Re- 
port received and Committee discharged. 

The following resolution was offered by Bro. A. 
McKinnon and unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That Article 1 of the Constitution of our 
Association be amended by inserting after the word 
"Union" "Also all ordained ministers whose member- 
ship is in churches belonging to this Association, and 
pastors of churches of this Association shall be members 
ex-officio of this body." 

On motion, it was decided to hold the next session of 
this Association with the Church at Chadbourn, com- 
mencing on Friday before the 1st Sunday in November, 
1892. 

Adjourned 30 minutes. 



SECOND DAY. — Afternoon Session. 

Bro. Thomas Thompson reported on Orphanage. Re- 
port received and Committee discharged. 

On motion, report of Executive Committee was called 
for and read. Eeport approved and Committee dis- 
charged. 

On motion, Eev. D. J. Ray, the Missionary of the As- 
sociation, made his report of work done during the year. 

Brethren J. Gr. Jackson and N. M. Ward reported on 
Special Changes. Report received and Committee dis- 
charged. 

The Chair announced that Rev. J. A. Smith would 
preach the introductory sermon at the next session of 
this Association. 

The Finance Committee reported. Report received 
and Committee discharged. 

The following resolution was introduced by Bro. T. S. 
Memory and adopted: 

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be author- 
ized to employ a Missionary for this Association for the 
ensuing year as they may think best. 

On motion, the Finance Committee was ordered to 
pay over all funds in their hands to the present 
Treasurer. 

On motion, it was ordered that the Clerk and Treas- 
urer have as many minutes published as the funds on 
hand will justify. 

On motion, it was ordered that a collection be taken 
up to-morrow for New Light church. 

On motion, the Chair appointed the following breth- 
ren as Executive Committee for the ensuing year: A. F. 
Powell, Chairman; Haynes Lennon, D. J. Ray, Thomas 
Thompson. R. H. Powell, and A. McKinnon, Clerk. 

Bro. H. L. White reported on Duty of Pastors to 
Churches. Report received and Committee discharged. 

On motion, the Treasurer was ordered to pay Rev. 
D. J. Ray $15.00 for Missionary work during the past 
year. 

The following brethren were elected delegates to the 






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Baptist State Convention: A. F. Powell, D. J. Kay, 
A. F. Joyner, T. J. Cobb, J. G. Jackson and N. M. Ward. 

Delegates to Southern Baptist Convention : J. L. 
Memory. A. F. Powell,- alternate. 

The Association being called on for pledges for the 
Baptist Orphanage and State Missions to be paid by 
next meeting, the roll of churches was called and 
pledged as follows : 

Orphanage. State Missions 

Chadbourn, ..'... >. ^JIMIUHl ■ S * ?£ .*. $ 5 00 $ 5 00 - 

China Grove, *$TV. .■*.*..*. + 2 00 5 00 

NewHope, ...;. — „„„ ' 2 00 >'. 2 00 

aMBpake » -..,, n-, * 2 00 1 00 

Seven Creeks, * .-■ .« — — 5 00 

Whiteville, * . . . 5 00 * 20* 00 



Total $16 00 $38 00 

The above subscription for State Missions was increas- 
ed to Fifty Dollars by individual pledges as follows: 
A. F. Powell, $1.00; A. McKinnon, $1.00; T. B. Inman, 
$1.00; T. J. Mintz, $1.00; T. A. Gore, $1.00; J. A. Kel- 
ly, $1.00; Thos. Thompson, $1.00; Henry Thompson, 
$1.00; W. J. Dyson, $1.00; A. F. Toon, $1.00; J. G. 
Jackson, $1.00; Chas. McCormick. $1.00. 

The following brethren were appointed a Centennial 
Committee on Missions: A. McKinnon, K. H. Powell 
and Haynes Lennon. 

On motion, thanks of the Association were unani- 
mously tendered to the members of Seven Creeks 
church and the people generally for their kindness dur- 
ing our stay in their midst. 

On motion, adjourned to meet with the Church at 
Chadbourn on Friday before the 1st Sunday in Novem- 
ber 1892. Singing hymn No. 788. 

Prayer by Eev. T. J. Cobb. 



SUNDAY MORNING SESSION. 

Congregation assembled at the stand at 11 o'clock, a. m. 

Eev. D. J. Bay read 3rd chapter of Acts. Singing 
hymn No. 886. Prayer by Bro. Eay. Then followed 
an excellent sermon by Bro. Ray from Matt. 24-11: 
1 'And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in 
all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then 
shall the end come." 

A collection was then taken up for New Light church 
amounting to $2.50. 

Thus closed a very pleasant and harmonious session 
of the Columbus Association. 

A. F. POWELL, Moderator. 
A. McKINNON, Clerk. 



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REPORTS. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your committee has endeavored to execute the Associa- 
tion's commands in its general work and also its special 
instructions in raising funds to print the minutes and se- 
cure a Colporteur, Rev. D. J. Ray, who has prepared and 
will present to the Association a report of his work. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. F. Powell, 

D. J. Ray, 

T. S. Memory. 



COLPORTEUR'S REPORT. 

I entered upon the work assigned me as soon after as 
possible. I traveled ten days, preached two sermons, or- 
ganized one church. The Lord has blessed the work of 
our Association. Respectfully submitted, 

D. J. Ray. 



STATE MISSIONS. 

State Missions is that department of our work in which 
all the Associations are united in practical efforts to give 
the gospel to the destitute sections of the State. For 
more than one hundred years our people have been en- 
gaged in this work, and there are now hundreds of Bap- 
tist churches in the towns and country places which stand 
as a proof of the wisdom and energy of this work. This 
year the Board has had one hundred and twenty mission- 
aries at work in this State. Let us all aid with this great 
and successful work in these neglected sections. In this 
Association Rev. T. J. Cobb has preached at Chadbourne 
and as a result of his work and that of the brethren there 
a new church is added to this Association. Rev. D. J. Ray 
has preached at New Light and there a new church has 
been organized and added to this Association during this 
session. A good house of worship has been built at Chad- 
bourne and at New Light the brethren are arranging to 



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build a house of worship. Let us occupy all the destitute 
sections in the bounds of this Association as rapidly as 
possible. Respectfully submitted, 

C. Durham. 



MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

When our Lord was upon the earth he said to his dis- 
ciples: "The harvest truly is great but the laborers are 
few : pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that he 
would send forth laborers into his harvest for the harvest 
truly is plenteous but the laborers are few." In this 19th 
century the fields are white unto the harvest and but few 
reapers appear. It is the duty of God's people to pray 
earnestly for an increase of faithful and consecrated la- 
borers. It is the duty also of God's people to contribute 
liberally of their substance for the education of a conse- 
crated gospel ministry. God is pleased for the most part 
to call poor young men to preach the gospel and after 
their call prepare them for their work. The Lord did this 
whan he was upon the earth. He first called the ministers 
and then prepared them for the great work to which He 
had called them. It is the duty of the Lord's people to 
imitate the heavenly example. We have now at Wake 
Forest about 59 young men whose tuition is given them. 
Many 6f these are not able to pay their board and there- 
fore must receive assistance if they continue to prosecute 
their studies. It is hoped that this Association will aid in 
this important work. Brethren for Christ's sake let us 
help the young men who already desire to preach the gos- 
pel and let us pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out 
more laborers into his vineyard. Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. Smith. 



FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

The light of the glorious gospel now encircles the globe, 
one by one the strong outposts of Satan are being surren- 
dered and the banner of truth moves on to everlasting 
victory. We are living in one of the most inspiring periods 
in the history of the church, when God's people should 
seize every opportunity to conquer the world for Christ. 
The command is-" Go ye into all the world andpreach the 
gospel to every creature." God has promised His Son 



that the heathen shall be given to Hihi as an inheritance, 
and the uttermost parts of the earth as a possession. This 
promise is being fulfilled, and to-day God's work is going 
on from conquest to conquest and from victory to victorv 
until the knowledge of God shall cover the whole earth, 
even as the waters cover the face of the great deep. Christ 
and his apostles engaged in this grand wouk Let us imi- 
tate their noble example and send the gospel to all na- 
tions. The Macedonian cry — "Come over and help us" is 
wafted on every breeze and is well calculated to awaken 
the most enlarged feeling of benevolence. Let us do our 
duty in sending the gospel to the heathen. 

Respectfully submitted, T. J. Cobb. 



PERIODICALS. 

Your committee would, with a few slight changes, adopt 
the report of last year. We believe the circulation of a 
sound religious periodical to be the most powerful agency 
ever devised for the accomplishment of all the great works 
of the churches. The Biblical Recorder is such a paper, 
,and upon its success depends, in a great measure, tne*suc- 
cess of every one of our state and denominational enter- 
prises. If we are correct in this, or even in part, then it is 
true that no other paper can take the place of the Record- 
er. To North Carolina Baptists, we also recommend Kind 
Words, Foreign Mission Journal and Home Field. 

Respectfully submitted, D. McNeill. 



PASTOR'S SALARY. 

I consider and believe it is the duty of each member ofa 
church to contribute to the support of his or her pastor 
as far as their circumstances will admit. Without this 
the church will suffer for an acceptable pastor and by all 
means, what you give, give willingly as the Lord loveth a 
cheerful giver. Respectfully submitted, 

T. S. Memory. 



TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee would respectfully say in the words of 
your committee of last year "that the subject of temper- 
ance has been so often discussed that we do not expect to 






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present anything new." We are proud to note, however, 
that since our body last met our county has been swept 
of the barroom and its consequent evils, yet the dreaded 
brandy distilleries and wine-presses are found dotted all 
over our county and country The dreadful evils of this 
great curse are apparent to every tbinkiug individual. So 
many methods*have been "tried to rid our fair land of this 
curse it is plain and conclusive that it is only by the united 
efforts of the people of God that this end can ever be at- 
tained. Your committee would advise that our churches 
be more strict in the matter of excluding their dram-drink- 
ing members and make a great stride in the direction of 
keepiug the churches pure and possibly retard this awful 
traffic. Respectfully submitted, 

A. McKinnon. 



ORPHANAGE. 

In the word of God it is declared : "That pure religion 
and un defiled before God and the Father is this— to visit 
the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep 
unspotted from the world." The care of the orphan chil- 
dren of our State is a compliance with the teachings of the 
Apostle James. The Thomasville Orphanage should be 
near the heart of eVery Baptist in North Carolina/ It is 
the property of .the denomination and makes a powerful 
appeal to their support. God has given us the duty and 
privilege of doing this work'for his glory and the .good of 
humanity and we should esteem it indeed a glorious priv- 
ilege to extend our aid and sympathy to the children of 
our deceased brethren. God has blessed our people in the 
establishment of the orphanage and His blessing has been 
upon those who have given to this cause. A cold winter 
is now fast approaching and these orphan children must 
be fed and clothed. This must be done by the Baptists of 
North Carolina. Let us give as God has prospered us. Let 
our people remember that "Charity and Children" is given 
to any due who gives a dollar to the Orphanage. We sug- 
gest that some sister or zealous worker be appointed by 
each church to look after the interests of the Orphanage 
and that their post office address be sent to the orphanage 
either in the minutes of this Association or by correspon- 
dence. Respectfully submitted, 

Thos. Thompson. 



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SPECIAL CHANG1ES. 

We find that death has taken from the different churches 
five members. They have been taken. from time to etern- 
ity where the redeemed of the Lord have a resting place. 
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. 
We greatly mourn the loss of these departed ones but if 
we believe that Jesus died and rose again even so they 
also who sleep in Jesus will God raise up. 

Respectfully submitted, N. M. Ward, 

J. G. Jackson. 



DUTY OP PASTORS TO CHURCHES. 

Your committee would say as follows : 1st; Preach the 
word, the pure unadulterated word, of God, 2nd ; Oppose 
error in all its diversified forms, with the Spirit, and love 
of Christ, to feed the fiock of God which is among you, 
taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint but will- 
ingly, not for filthy lucre but of a ready mind. Neither as 
being Lords over God's heritage but, being exsamplesto 
the flock. Respectfully submitted, H. L. White. 



DUTY OF CHURCHES TO PASTORS. 

Your committee begs leave to say : 1st, That the breth- 
ren reverence and love their pastors. 2nd, That they man- 
ifest kindness and brotherly love toward them. 3rd. That 
all their temporal wants be supplied that their hands be 
loose to do the work of a pastor. 

Respectfully submitted, E. J. Edwards. 



^ZE^FIEIDTIDIIX:. 



The following" communication was sent to the Associa- 
tion, by Rev. Haynes Lennon, who was detained at home 
by the illness of his wife, who died but a few days after- 
ward : 

THE SABBATH. 

1. The term Sabbath implies rest, a day of holy rest ; a 
day appointed for religious duties, and a "total cessation 
from manual labor, in commemoration of God's resting 
on the seventh day; and likewise iu memorial of the re- 
demption of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage. 

2. The eternal God, though infinitely happy in the en- 
joyment of Himself, yet took a satisfaction in the work of 
his own hands. He did not rest, as one weary with fatigue, 
but as one well pleased with the instances of his own good- 
ness, and the manifestations of His own glory. 

3. God instituted this holy day for man— Mark 2:11, 
and required his attendance iu the assembling with the 
congregation— Exodus 12:16, and in the seventh day there 
shall be an holy convocation to you : no manner of work 
shall be done in them, save that which every man must 
eat, that only may be done of you." This day is to be 
kept holy unto the Lord : Hence the fourth command- 
ment is ushered in with a. peculiar emphasis— "Kemember 
that thou keep holy th^ Sabbath day." This institution 
is wise as to its ends : That God may be worshipped ; man 
instructed ; nations benefitted ; and families devoted to the 
service of God. The abolition of it would be unreasonable, 
and unscriptural. Exodus 31:13, "Verily my Sabbaths 
ye shall keep, for it is a sign between me and you, through- 
out your generations; that ye may know that I am the 
Lord, that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the Sabbath 
therefore : for it is holy unto you. Every one that defileth 
it shall surely be put to death : for whosoever doeth any 
work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his 
people." "Ye shall my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanc- 
tuary."— Lev. 19:30. Ye shall fear every man, his mother 



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and his father, and keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord 
your God."— Lev. 19:3. "Six days shall work be done, 
but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, an holy con- 
vocation : ye shall do no work therein : rfristhe Sabbath 
of the Lord in all your dwellings."— Lev. 23:3. It would 
also in every way be disadvantageous to the body, to 
society, to the soul, arid even to the beasts of burden. See 
how this law of our God is violated every Sabbath in our 
midst by unnecessary visiting-, feasting:, indolence, attend- 
ing to secular business, worldly amusements, travelling, 
chopping wood, grinding coffee, cooking that which ought 
to be attended to on the previous day, as was done in the 
days of Israel in gathering manna. Just look around on 
this holy day and see whether the conduct of our people 
conveys the idea of- a day of rest. Do not our hirelings, 
and our horses, and cattle seem to be almost as fully oc- 
cupied on that day as on any other? And, as if this was 
a sufficient infringement of their rights, we contrive by 
needless eutertainment at home, and useless journeys 
abroad, which are often by choice and inclination reserved 
for this very day to take up all the little remaining time 
of what they should enjoy. Nor is this the whole of the 
evil, the day seems to be considered by too many as set 
apart, by Divine and human authority, for the purpose not 
of rest, but of its direct opposite, the labor of traveling, 
thus adding one day more of torment to those generous 
but wretched animals whose services they hire or borrow ; 
and who, being generally strained beyond their strength 
the other six days of the week, have, of all creatures under 
heaven, the best and most equitable claim to suspension 
of labor on the seventh. These are evils greatly to be la- 
mented ; they are an insult to God ; an injury to ourselves, 
and an awful example to our families, to our neighbors 
and to society. How are we to escape the wrath of that 
Holy Being, who sanctified this day of rest, and enjoined 
upon us to sanctify it in return to him by an entire cessa- 
tion from ordinary work, (works of mercy and necessity 
excepted) by rememberance of creation, preservation, and 
redemption ; b}' making it a day of spiritual meditation 
and prayer, in which we should cultivate communion with 
our Father in heaven ; by rigidly making it a day of pub- 
lic worship; a d<ay of joy; a day of praise; a Sabbath day's 
journey for the Kingdom of heaven ; a day of glorious an- 
ticipation of that holy, happy, and eternal Sabbath rest 
that remains for the people of God ! 

Haynes Lennon. 












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MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



FIFTH SESSION 



■ — OF THE— 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

Chadbourn, Columbus County, N. C, 

November 4th, 5th and 6th, 1892. 



Next Session to be held with the Church at Whiteville, Columbus County, 

N. C, commencing on Thursday before the Second 

Sunday in November, 1893. 



A. McKINNON, Moderator, Chadbourn, N. C. 

A. H. PORTER, Clerk Orton, N. C. 

THOS. THOMPSON, Treasurer, Chadbourn, N. C. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND BINDERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



FIFTH SESSION 



OF THE 



Held with the Church at 

Chadbourn, Columbus County, N, C, 

November 4th, 5tli and 6th, 1892. 



A. McKINNON, Moderator, Chadbourn, N. C. 

A. H. PORTER, Clerk, Orton, N. C. 

T. THOMPSON, Chadbourn, N. C. 



Next Session to be held with the Church at Whiteville, Columbus County, 
N. C, commencing on Thursday before the Second Sunday in Novem- 
ber, 1893. 



NASH BROTHERS, , 

PUBLISHERS, PRINTERS AND BINDERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND POSTOFFICES 



HAYNES LENNOX 
D. J. RAY 
T. J. COBB 
JOSHUA SOLES 
A. H. PORTER - 
g. C. CAINES 
MOSES PRIDGEN 
WILLIAM RAY 
A. G. STOCKS 



Orton, N. C. 

Whitevffle, N. C. 

Chadbourn, N. C. 

Mount Tabor, N. C. 

- Orton, N. C. 

Orton, N. C. 

Chadbourn, N. C. 

West, N. C. 

Whiteville, N. 0. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

H. Lennon, A. F. Powell, A. McKinnon, 

A. H. Porter, T. J. Cobb. 



PEOCEEDINGS. 



Chadbourn Church, Columbus Co., N. C. 

November 4th, 1892. 

The Columbus Association met in its Fifth Annual 
Session with this church. 

Services opened by Rev. W. W. Willis. Introduct- 
ory Sermon was preached by Eev. J. A. Smith, from 
Judel:3, after which an intermission of one hour was 
given. 

The congregation then assembled in the church and 
Bro. A. F. Powell, Moderator, called the Association to 
order by reading the Scripture and singing, prayer by 
Eev. E. J. Edwards. List of churches called; all pre- 
sent except New Light, which was reported as "dead." 

On motion, Brethren T. S. Memory, C. M. McCor- 
mick, J. G. Jackson, were appointed a committee on 
Finance. 

On motion, letters were called for, read and received, 
and the names of the delegates enrolled, as follows: 

Seven Creeks — D. C. Canady, J. E. Eeaves, N. M. 
Ward. 

Whiteville — H. Lennon, H. Harrelson, E. T. Thomp- 
son. 

Union Grove— J. B. Skipper, D. J. Hinson, K. Sellers. 

China Grove— Charles McCormick, J. G. Jackson, 
Jordon Powers. 

New Hope—T. S. Memory, E. C. White, Henry 
Thompson. 

Chadbourn — Thos. Thompson, J. T. Phipps, Andrew 
Norris. 

On motion, the following churches, having applied 
for membership, were admitted and delegates enrolled: 
Smyrna — A. G. Stocks, J. C. Black, N. W. Fryer. 
Cross Roads — Ira Lennon, Haynes Powers, M. Hester. 



Mt. Tabor — J. Soles, F. GL Soles, Isaiah Hewett. 

Piney Forest — L. I. Yates, Wm. McCleney, J. W. 
Powell. 

Oak Dale — A. EL Porter, F. M. Lennon. 
Macedonia — E. Williamson. 

Pleasant Hill — J. M. White, J. J. Thompson, Thos. 
Bass. 

Griffins — Yates Lennon, M. Shaw. 

The Association then proceeded to re- organize, by 
electing A. McKinnon, Moderator; A. H. Porter, Clerk; 
Thomas Thompson, Treasurer. 

On motion, the usual Committees were appointed, as 
follows: 

1 State Missions — Rev C. Durham, D.D. 

2 Ministerial Education— Rev. W. W. Willis. 

3 Foreign Missions — Rev. J. A. Smith. 

4 Periodicals— A. F. Powell. 

5 Pastoral Support — J. W. Powell. 

6 Temperance — Rev. A. H. Porter. 

7 Sunday Schools— Rev. J. A. Soles. 

8 Orphanage — Rev. E. J. Edwards. 

9 Special Changes — Thos. Thompson. 

10 Duty of Pastors to Churches—Rev. G. W. Hill. 

11 Duty of Churches to Pastors — Rev. J. I. Williamson. 

12 Ministerial Relief Board — H. Lennon. 

On motion, an invitation was extended to visiting 
brethren. The following were present and made wel- 
come to seats: Rev. E. J. Edwards, representing the 
Baptist Orphanage; Rev. C. Durham, representing State 
Missions; Elder Gr. W. Hill, from Cape Fear Association ; 
Revs. J. A. Smith, W. W. Willis, and several other 
brethren from Robeson Association, also a letter of cor- 
respondence was read from South Atlantic; on motion, 
letter received. 

Elder G. W. Hill arose and read the following resolu- 
tions from the Cape Pear Association: 

Whereas, The churches in Bladen county belonging to this body have 
withdrawn for the purpose of aiding in the formation of a county associa- 
tion, and, as there appears to be a growing inclination in favor of county 
associations among the churches, and, as we believe that in union there is 
strength, and when practicable, an association should be composed of a 
sufficient number of churches to promote all possible efficiency and act in 
harmony in the best manner to promote the cause of Christ, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we respectfully make a proposition to the Columbus As- 



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sociation that the remaining churches of this body consolidate with said 
Association, and unite as one body, and, in case this proposition is favor- 
ably received, that we respectfully suggest that the churches belonging to 
said two bodies, send up two delegates each to rrieet in convention at Pleas- 
ant Plain on Friday before the fifth Sunday in January next; and, in case 
the proposition is ratified by a majority of two-thirds of each body, then 
the consolidation of said Associations shall be considered complete. On 
motion, Revs. G. W. Hill and A. H. Porter be appointed a committee to 
present the above resolutions to the Columbus Association. 

Done by order of the Cape Fear Association in session at the Shady 
Grove Church, Bladen county, N. C, on the 21st day of October, 1892 

Rev. E. W. Wooten, Moderator. 
A. H. Porteii, Clerk. 

Resolutions adopted. 

Resolved. That the churches of Columbus Association send two delegates 
each, to Pleasant Plain on Friday before the fifth Sunday in January, 1893, 
in accordance with the request from the Cape Fear Association. 

Adopted. 

Eev. C. Durham read the following: 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

For more than one hundred years we have been engaged in State Mis- 
sions. In this work our fathers laid the foundations for our present large 
numbers, prosperous churches and institutions. Through all of these years 
this work has been enlarged year by year to the present time. We now 
have more than one hundred Baptist preachers occupying more than four 
hundred destitute neighborhoods and weak mission churches. Every 'dol- 
lar promised these toiling Baptist preachers should be paid them as speed- 
ily as possible. We recommend 

1. That at least once a year, each pastor give to his congregation some- 
thing of the history, prospects and importance of State Missions. 

2. That each church and every member of each church be urged to aid 
State Missions by their prayers and contributions. 

3. That the work be enlarged and wisely pursued till a Baptist church 
is established in every neighborhood in North Carolina. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. Durham. 

Remarks by Dr. Durham and a collection was taken 
up amounting to $1.10. Report adopted. 
The following pledges were also made: 

China Grove f 1 00 

Whiteville 10 00 

Oak Dale 2 00 



Piney Forest 1 00 

Griffins 2 50 

Smyrna 3 00 



Pleasant Hill $ 2 00 

Mt. Tabor 1 00 

Leimon X Roads 10 00 

Rev. H. Lennon 5 00 

Tlios. Thompson 1 00 

Mrs. J. A. Thompson, (Paid) 1 00 



Bro. J. W. Powell read the following: 

REPORT ON PASTORAL SUPPORT. 
We believe, yea, we know, brethren, that it is the duty of every member 



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of the church to contribute liberally of his means to support the pastor. 
We also believe it to be the duty of the church to discipline any member 
who fails or refuses to contribute to Pastoral support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. Powell. 

Keport adopted. 

On motion, adjourned to 9:30 a. m., to-morrow. 



SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. C. Durham, 
prayer by Rev. E. J. Edwards. 

Minutes of yesterday called for, read and approved. 
Rev. A. H. Porter read the following: 

REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee on Temperance beg leave to report as follows: That if 
it was not for the importance the subject demands of us, we should, after 
so much has been said and written by the ablest men of our country, al- 
most shrink from the task, but knowing as we do, that much, yet remains 
to be done, before the monster, intemperance, is entirely driven from our 
land. Your committee is of the opinion that no better means can be adopt- 
ed than, that our brethren collectively, come to the determination to ab- 
stain entirely from all that will intoxicate. For the sake of humanity, for 
the sake of the example to the rising generation, we feel it to be an indis- 
pensible duty resting on every Christian, strictly to adhere to this princi- 
ple ; for our candid impression is, that if the professed Christians of all de- 
nominations would pursue this course, that it would take but a little while 
to have a sober world. We would therefore make a few suggestions in a 
pecuniary, as well as religious point of view: Suppose the members 
of our denomination throughout North Carolina, were to abstain entirely 
from the use of intoxicating drinks, and whenever each one thought that 
he must have his usual quantity of liquors, enquire what that would cost, 
instead of making the purchase, lay by the amount, and at the end of the 
year, send it up to the Association, what might thus be saved, how long 
would it be* before we could take care of our orphans, educate our young 
preachers and bring the world to Christ ? But perhaps some will say, "I 
cannot be thus deprived of my liberties." Your committee is of the opin- 
ion, that no such liberties belong to any man, for all are fully aware of the 
bad influence drinking has on the community, and no man has a right to do 
that which he knows is of a demoralizing character. What our great Cre- 
ator has given us, in this world, He has given us, that we should use it to 
His glory. And we ask, what right have we to abuse the means He has 
put in our power of doing good ? We are told to "Touch not, taste not, 
handle not, that which perisheth with the using," and again, we would 
remind those who claim for themselves such great liberties, that the Scrip- 
tures hath said, "Ye are not your own, ye are bought with a price." Then 



if we are not our own, how dare we pervert the use of God's blessings by 
such unholy practices ? Respectfully submitted 

A H. Porteu. 

Report adopted. 

Rev. J. Soles read the following: 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Your committee on Sunday Schools ask to submit for the consideration 
of every father and mother, and follower of the Blessed Master, the im- 
portance of religiously training our children and those entrusted to our 
care. God's word clearly teaches that we will be held responsible at the 
Bar of God, should we fail to perform our duty. So dear brethren, let us 
avail ourselves of our present opportunities and work zealously together 
until every church in our bounds shall be fully aroused to the great and 
ifnportant work of the Sunday School cause. Respectfully submitted. 

J. Soles. 

Remarks by Drs. T. H. Pritchard and C. Durham. 
Report adopted. 

Invitation to visiting brethren renewed. Rev. J. M. 
D. Scott, D.D., of Richmond, Va., representing the gen- 
eral work of Colportage, and Rev. T. H. Pritchard, D. 
D., of Wilmington, representing Foreign Missions, came 
forward and made welcome to seats. 

Rev. E. J. Edwards read the following: 

REPORT ON BAPTIST ORPHANAGE. 

The Baptist Orphanage is located at Thomasville, and is the property of 
the Baptists of the State. At present there are about 127 children at the 
institution, dependent upon the good people of the State for food, cloth- 
ing, and education. The Lord has laid this work upon our hearts. Win- 
ter is now upon us, the children are without suitable clothes for winter; 
let us help as the Lord has prospered us. God has given us the privilege 
of doing this work to His glory and the good of orphan children. Your 
committee suggests that the churches take, at least, one collection during 
the year for this object, and that superintendents of Sunday Schools allow 
the children to contribute monthly. We also recommend Charity and 
Children, a paper published at the Orphanage, as worthy the patronage of 
the people. Respectfully submitted. 

E. J. Edwards. 

Remarks by Rev. E. J. Edwards, after which a col- 
lection was taken, amounting to $1.47, also a subscrip- 
tion for Charity and Children was taken, amounting to 
$1.50. Report adopted. 

The Clerk read the following: 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 
The progress of Foreign Missions within the last hundred years has been 



marvelous and to-day, as we look back upon the years which are past and 
gone, we can truly say with one of old, "What hath God wrought ?" One 
hundred years ago no missionary society was in existence. To-day, over 
300 are in operation, and over 9,000 ordained missionaries, with 40,000 na- 
tive missionaries are preaching the Gospel in all lands. In 1859, there was 
no Women's Foreign Missionary society in America. To-day, there are 54 
with 38,000 auxiliaries. There are 16,000 children's banks, and other or- 
ganizations for mission work. In 1843, only six Christians could be found 
in China. To-day, over 2,000; 56 missionary societies, and 1,800 mission- 
aries. In 1872, ten Christians could be found in Japan. To-day, 48,181 
with 38 missionary societies, 16 Theological Seminaries with 480 students. 
In 1813, Burmah had no Christians ; in 1819, after six years of incessant 
toil, Judson baptized his first convert. Two years ago Burmah raised the 
third largest contribution in the world for missions. New England, $47, - 
000; New York, $38,000; Burmah, $31,000. 

These facts and statistics should fill us with new zeal and energy in mov- 
ing forward the work of evangelizing the world. In this 19th century and 
centennial of missions, we should remember the words of the immortal 
Gary, "Attempt great things for God, expect great things from God." As 
this is the Centennial of Missions, we do earnestly urge the churches com- 
posing this body, to adopt some practical and systematic plan of securing 
contributions from each member of the church. We • also recommend that 
this Association urge its Centennial Committee to formulate immediately 
some plan by which all of our churches may be stimulated to fall into line 
with the grand missionary movement now being made by our Southern 
Baptist Convention and the rest of the Christian world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. Smith. 

Remarks by Drs. T. H. Pritchard and C. Durham. 
Report adopted. 

On motion, adjourned for thirty minutes. 



SECOND DAY— Afternoon Session. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator, 
prayer by Rev. Haynes Lennon. 
The Clerk read the following: 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

We know of no subject pertaining to our denominational work in which 
we ought to be interested more than that of ministerial education. In an 
age of advancement like the present, the pulpit should be educated equal 
to the pew ; and to accomplish this great end, it will take the energies and 
united efforts of our churches all along the line. All other denominations 
have their colleges and institutions of learning and give their attention to 
the education of their ministers. The Baptists of North Carolina have 
their own college — dear to them by reason of the sacrifices made by many 
of our good brethren in getting this institution of learning,, equal to any 
in the South, upon a solid basis. Now we have Wake Forest College 



Standing with open doors to welcome all our young men who can and will 
go. In order to secure the best results in any line of work, thorough 
training is a necessity. In order to avoid many difficulties, mistakes, and 
unfortunate experiments and keep pace with other denominations, and se- 
cure to the Master's kingdom the best results of perseverance, diligence and 
enlightenment, we recommend that ministerial education be encouraged 
and supported. We would recommend to churches that they exercise ut- 
most care in selection of candidates for such support. 

Respectfully submitted. 

W. W. Willis. 

Beport adopted. 

The Clerk read the following: 

REPORT ON DUTY OF PASTORS TO THEIR CHURCHES. 

In the earliest ages the Lord raised up men as teachers of religion and 
for the performance of religious rites. JNoah is spoken of as a preacher of 
righteousness, and Melchizidec a priest of the most high God. The duty 
of the priest under the law of Moses was to instruct the people and per- 
form religious ceremonies. Under the Gospel dispensation the Apostle 
Paul says, ' 'And He (Christ) gave some apostles, some prophets, and some 
evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints 
for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." — 
Eph. 4:11-12. 

They must watch for souls as one that must give an account, to labor in 
word and doctrine. Preach the Word, be instant in season, out of season, 
reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering the doctrine, and contend 
for the faith once delivered lo the saints. To feed the flock of God which 
is among you, to take the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willing- 
ly, not for filthy lucre but of a ready mind, neither being lords over God's 
heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. These are some of the divine 
inj unctions given in the New Testatemt. Much depends upon the faith- 
ful performance of the Pastors' duty. They should be consecrated men 
and labor faithfully in the churches of their respective charges. 

Respectfully submitted. 

COMMITTEE. 

Eev. Haynes Lennon submitted the following as re- 
port on Ministers Eelief Fund. 

MINISTERS RELIEF BOARD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

ARTICLE I. 

Name. 

Section 1. The name of this organization shall be (< The Baptist Minis- 
ers' Relief Board. 

Object. 

Section 2. Its object shall be to afford aid and relief to needy Baptist 
ministers of North Carolina and their widows, subject to such conditions as 
shall be hereafter stated. 

Donations. 

Section 8. All donations to this Board shall be applied as follows : One- 
third to be invested as a permanent interest bearing fund, the interest on 



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which, together with the remaining two-thirds, shall be placed at the im- 
mediate disposal of the Board. 

Members. 

Section 4. The Board shall consist of nine trustees appointed by the 
Baptist State Convention, to which body it shall make a report annually, 
and conduct all its operations under the charter of the same. 

ARTICLE II. 

Officers. 

Section 1. The officers of the Board shall consist of a President, two 
Vice-Presidents, a Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, who 
shall act as Treasurer, and two Auditors. 

Election. 

Section 2. These officers shall be elected annually by the trustees of the 
first meeting of the Board after their appointment. 

President. 

Section 3. The duty of the President shall be to preside at all meetings 
of the Board, call all special meetings, and discharge all other duties per- 
taining to his office. 

Vice-President. 

Section 4. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President 
in his absence. 

Recording Secretary. 

Section 5. The Recording Secretary shall keep a record of all proceed- 
ings of the Board, preserve all papers committed to his charge, and give 
notice of all meetings directed by the President. 

Treasurer. 

Section 6. As Treasurer he shall be required to give bond, the amount 
to be fixed by the Board. He shall keep an account of all money and pro- 
perty received and disbursed by him. He shall make all disbursements by 
check, signed by himself and countersigned by the President, and at each 
annual meeting, and oftener if required, make detailed report of his 
transactions. The books shall be subject to inspection by the President, 
and at least once a year submitted with his annual report to the Auditors 
for examination and verification. 

Section 7. It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary to con- 
duct the correspondence of the Board, and to aid in increasing the funds 
of the Board, by visiting the Associations and churches as he may be able, 
and by personal letters, by public appeals in the papers, and any other 
methods which the Board may adopt to keep its objects before the public. 

Auditors. 

Section 8. It shall be the duty of the Auditors to verify the report of 
the Treasurer annually. 

ARTICLE III. 

Aid. 

Section 1. To entitle any minister or his widow to participate in the 
benefits of the relief fund provided by this Board, he must be a Baptist 
minister of North Carolina, belonging to a regular Baptist church, ident- 
ified with the Baptist State Convention. 

Section 2. If not a native , he must have resided in the State and served 
churches as pastor or evangelist at least five years prior to his application. 

Section 3. He must, by reason of age or physical infirmity, be incapa- 



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ble of regular pastoral work, his pecuniary condition must be such as to 
render the aid necessary to his comfortable living and support. His moral 
and religious character must be such as becomes a minister of the gospel. 
Section 4. The applicant for aid, if a minister shall state in writing : 
1. When and by whom ordained ; 2. How long he has been preaching in 
this State ; 3. Of what church and Association he is now a member ; 4. 
What churches he has served for five years immediately preceding the ap- 
plication; 5. His physical or mental disability for active labor; 6. What 
private means either he or his wife has of support ; 7. What amount will 
supply his necessities. 

ARTICLE IV. 

Widows. 
Section 1. If a widow, she shall answer in writing: 1. Are you at this 
time the widow of a deceased Baptist minister of North Carolina ; 2. Name 
of your husband ; 3. Did your husband devote five years or more of his 
life to the ministry in North Carolina ; 4. By whom was he ordained ; 5. 
What church did he last serve ; 6. With what Association was he connect- 
ed ; 7. What means have you now for your support, either directly or in- 
directly ; 8. What amount would supply your present necessities. 

ARTICLE V. 

Endorsement of Association. 
Section 1. All applications for aid must receive the endorsement of the 
Moderator and Executive Committee of the Association in which the ap- 
plicant resides. 

ARTICLE VI. 
Applications — When Received. 
Section 1. At any meeting of the Board, applications for aid may be 
considered. 

Section 2. The business of this Board shall be conducted strictly upon 
a cash basis. No debt shall be contracted or aid voted to any one unless 
there is money in the Treasury to pay the same. 

Compensation. 
_ Section 3. No officer of the Board shall receive compensation for ser- 
vices rendered, except the actual expenses of a member when attending to 
the business of the Board, approved by the President and Auditor. 
Amending Constitution. 
Section 4. Any Article of this Constitution or By-Laws may be amend- 
ed by a two-thirds vote of the whole Board, 



BY-LAWS. 

Article 1. This Board shall meet on the fourth Wednesday in Novem* 
ber, February, May and August, and at special meetings called by the 
President. 

Article 2. Four members of this Board shall constitute a quorom for 
the transaction of business. 

Article 3. The order of business shall be as follows : 

Prayer. 

Reading the minutes of last regular and special meetings. 

1. Reports of committees. 

2. Report of Treasurer. 

3. Report of Corresponding Secretary. 
4.* Unfinished business. 

5. Miscellaneous business. 
Adjournment. 



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Besolved, That the churches be urged to take one collection each year 
and forward the same to the Treasurer of the convention as promptly as 
possible. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. . 

On motion, adopted. 

On motion, all the funds in the hands of the Finance 
Committee be turned over to the agents present for the 
different objects. 

On motion, a committee on religious exercises was 
appointed, as follows: Rev. T. J. Cobb, Thomas Thomp- 
son, James Powell. 

Eev. C. Durham read the 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

It is exceedingly important that our people have in their homes our de- 
nominational periodicals. These are necessary to the highest efficiency of 
our churches in all departments of our work. The unity of faith, the 
hearty co-operation in work, and the growth of our cause, are largely de- 
pendent upon the information secured through these periodicals. We, 
therefore, recommend the Biblical Recorder, the organ of the Baptist State 
Convention, as a paper in every way worthy of the patronage of our peo- 
ple. The Foreign Mission Journal, the Home Mission Field, Charity and 
Children, and the Sunday School Series of Teachers, Quarterlies, papers, 
&c, published by the Southern Baptist Convention. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Remarks by Rev. C. Durham. On motion, report 
adopted. 

The Committee on religious exercises reported as fol- 
lows: Preaching to-night at 7:30 by Dr. C. Durham; 
Sunday School mass meeting at 10 a. m. to-morrow, to 
be conducted by Rev. T. J. Cobb; preaching at 11 a. m. 
by Rev. J. M. G. Scott. Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Report adopted. 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed as 
a nominating committee to select brethren to report on 
the various objects of the Association at next annual 
meeting. Resolution adopted. The committee was ap- 
pointed as follows: Revs. Haynes Lennon, Joshua Soles, 
T. J. Cobb. 

On motion, the location of the next session of the As- 
sociation was taken up and given to the church at 
White ville, Columbus county, N. C. , beginning on 
Thursday before the Second Sunday in November, 1893 y 



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11 a. m. Rev. T. J. Cobb to preach the Introductory 
Sermon. 

On motion, the following brethren were appointed a 
committee on Correspondence: Rev. D. N. Gore, Bros. 
J. W. Powell, Chas. McCormick. 

On motion, the Clerk be allowed $5.00 for his services. 

On motion, all unfinished business be referred to Ex- 
ecutive committee. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be ten- 
dered to the brethren and friends of this village and sur- 
rounding community for the hospitable entertainment 
extended during this session of the Association. Reso- 
lution adopted. 

The committee to select brethren to report on the 
various objects of the Association, at the next annual 
meeting, submitted the following report : 

State Missions — J. I. Williamson. 
Home Missions — A. McKinnon 

Foreign Missions — J. C. Williamson and T. S. Memory. 
Ministerial Education— A. M. Kellv. 
Ministerial Relief Fund— A. F. Powell. 
Pastoral Support— A. F. Toon. 
Sunday Schools — A. H. Porter and G. C. Caines. 
Orphanage — T. J. Cobb. 

Special Changes— Charles McCormack and J. A. Thompson. 
Periodicals — J. W. Powell. 

Duty of Pastors to Churches and Duty of Churches to Pastors— Haynes 
Lennon. 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 

To Robeson Association — Henry Thompson and T. S. Memory, 
To South Atlantic Association— Thomas Thompson, A. H. Porter. 
To Waccamaw Association— A. H. Porter and T. J. Cobb. 
To, Baptist State Convention— T. J. Cobb, A. F. Powell, J. W. Powell. 
To Southern Baptist Convention— T. J. Cobb; alternate, J. W. Powell. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 

Report adopted. 

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be author- 
ized to employ a Missionary for this Association for the 
ensuing year as they may think best. 

On motion, adjourn to meet with the Church at White- 
ville, on Thursday before Second Sunday in November 
1893. Singing "Blest be the tie that binds," prayer, 
Rev. Haynes Lennnon leading. 

A. McKINNON, Moderator. 

A. H. PORTER, Clerk. 



FINANCIAL TABLE. 



Churches. 


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China Grove 


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194 85 
47 61 


Griffins 






Macedonia 






















New Hope 


2 15 
25 
60 
1 16 
1 00 
1 00 
1 00 












50 00 




3 00 


55 15 


Oak Dale 












Piney Forest 

Pleasant Hill 






























40 00 








Mt. Tabor 


















Smyrna 




















Seven Creeks 




















Union Grove 












36 00 
100 00 
250 00 








Cross Roads 

Whiteville 


85 


12 70 
5 00 


9.03 


4 12 
2 00 


3 43 


2 60 
1 49 


* 75 66 


16 00 
40 00 


148 73 
373 49 








Totals 


9 61 


21 55 


9 53 


6 12 


3 43 


4 59 


616 00 


225 00 


59 00 819 83 



The churches that came in the Association this year did not send up their 




JTATISTICAL 


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SUNDAY SCHOOL. 


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Contributions by 

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Post Offices. 


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33 


17 
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32 

75 


10 
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7 


13 

58 


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. . 8 31 


S. F.Thompson, Chadbourn,N 
D. F. Edwards, Cerrogordo, ' 
D. W. Nance, Evergreen 

D. B. F. Nance, Evergreen, ' 

E. Ward, Merritts, 
J. E. Porter, Orton, 
J. W. Powell, Grist, 

J. J. Thompson, Peacocks, ' 
Franklin Sprivev, Mt. Tabor, ' 
N. W. Fryer, W"hiteville, 
J. F. Long, West, 
K. Sellars, Lebanon, ' 
A. M. Kelly, Bladenboro, ' 
8* E. Memory, Whiteville, ' 


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'4 

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10 


12 

2 

6 

4 
5 

3 


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8 

"4 

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62 

49 
43 
85 
30 
33 
14 
44 
37 


91 

'75 

80 
128 
30 
' 68 
22 
98 
36 


153 

•124 

123 

203 

60 

97 

36 

142 

73 


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14 


103 


'46 ; 


















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'82 


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37 


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673 


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288 


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321 


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to this body. 



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STATEMENT. 

A. McKinnon, Treasurer, in account with Columbus 
Association. 

Chadbourn, N. C., Nov. 9th, 1892. 

RECEIPTS. 

Oct. 31, 1891, Rec'd from Finance Committee $32 52 

Rec'd from Rev. Haynes Lennon 4 00 

April 10, 1892, Rec'd from Chadbourn Church 1 00 

June 26, 1892, Rec'd Sundry times 5 28 

Total .' $42 CO 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Oct. 31, 1891, Paid Rev. D. J. Ray, for services as missionary $12 00 

Paid Treas. Bapt. State Con. for Foreign missions. . . 7 72 

" Paid Treas. Bapt. State Con. for Home missions 6 98 

To Express on Minutes 40 

April 2, 1992, Paid for Minutes 6-12 

Oct. 15, 1892, Paid for postage and Minutes 6 68 

Total $42 90 

To Printing Minutes $16 50 

Paid on Minutes $12 78 

Balance due on Minutes 3 72 



SUNDAY MORNING SESSION. 

Sunday School mass meeting met according to ap- 
pointment, conducted by Rev. T. J. Cobb. Remarks by 
Dr. J, M. G. Scott, Rev. H. Lennon, Rev. D. N. Gore; 
closed by singing. After an intermission of about ten 
minutes, the congregation assembled in the house for 
preaching. Dr. J. M. G. Scott, preached according to 
appointment. 

Thus closed a very pleasant and profitable session of 
the Columbus Association. 

A. McKINNON, Moderator. 

A. H. PORTER, Clerk. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Sixth Annual Session 



OF THE 






HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Whiteville, Columbus Co., N. C, 



November. 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1893. 



The Association for 1894 will meet with the Church 
at Lennon's Cross Roads, Columbus County, 
N. C, commencing on Thursday be- 
fore the 3rd Sunday in Nov? 



A. A. McKINNON, MODERATOR, . .CHADBOURN, N. C. 

A. H. PORTER, CLERK, ORTON, N. C. 

THOS. THOMPSON, TREAS ....... CHADBOURN, N. C. 



FAYETTEYILLE, N. 0.1 

North Carolina Baptist Publishing Company. 
1894. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



Sixth Annual Session 



Wm BAPTIST ASSOCIATION, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Whiteville, Columbus Co., N. C. 
November 9, 10 Hand 12, 1893. 



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The Association for 1894 will meet witk the Church 
at Lennon's Cress Roads, Columbus County, 
N. C. commencing on Thursday be- 
fore the 3rd Sunday in Nov. 



A. A. McKINNON, MODERATOR,. . CHADBOURN, N. C. 

A. H. PORTER, CLERK ORTON, N. C. 

THOS. THOMPSON, TREAS CHADBOURK N. C. 



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F A Y E TTEVI LLE . N. C : 

North Carolina Baptist Publishing Company. 
1893. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS AND POST OFFICES. 



HAYNES LENNON 
T.J.COBB . 
JOSHUA SOLES 
A. H. PORTER 
G. C. CAINES , 
MOSES PRIDGEK 
WILLIAM KAY 
A. G. STOKES 
W. R. CAINES 



Orton, N. C- 

Chadbourn, 

Mount Tabor, 

Orton, 

Orton, 

Chadbourn, 

West, 

West, 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

H- Lennon, A. H. Porter, A. McKunnon, 

T. J. Cobb, A. W. Fryer. 



Whiteville Church, Columbus Co, N. C, 

November 9th, 1893. 

The Columbus Association met in its Sixth Annual Session 
with this church. 

Services opened by Rev. E. J. Edwards. Introductory 
Sermon was preached by Rev. T. J. Cobb, from 1st Samuel 
15:22, after which an intermission of one hour and a half was 
given. 

The congregation then assembled in the church, and Bro. 
A. McKennon, Moderator, called the Association to order. 

On motion, letters called for, read and approved. 

On motion, Brethren D. W. Po.vell, J. Soles, G. M. Len- 
non, were appointed a committee on Finance. 

Delegates enrolled as follows: 

Chadboum—W.S. Frink, Thos. Thompson, Alfred Dyson. 
China Grove— H. D. Dunean, F. D. Page, Johnathan Elkins. 
Griffin's X Roads — R. Williams, J. Williams, M. Shaw, 
New Hope—H. L. White, J. W. Dyson, E. V. Thompson. 
Pleasant Hill — J. J. Thompson, U.F. Boswell, C. McCormick. 
Macedonia — Emery Williams, D. B.,F. Nance. 
Mt. Tabor— J Soles, F. Spivey, H. Mills. 
Oak Dale— A. H. Porter, J. E. Porter, F. M. Lennon. 
| Union Grove — J. W. Powell, K. Sellers, A. M. Hinson. 

Lennon's Cross Roads — H. Lennon, G< M. Lennon, I. Lennon. 
Piney Forest — L. I Yates, W C. McClenny, W H. Vann. 
Seven Creeks— J. E. Reeves, D. C Kennedy, N. Ward. 
Smyrna — N. W. Fryer, J, C. Black, S. C. Hayes. 
Whiteville~-D. W. Powell, J. L. Memory, J. I. Williamson 

The Association then proceeded to re-organize, bv electing A. M - 
Kinnon, Moderator; A. H. Porter, Clerk; Thomas Thompson, i rem. 

An invitation was extended to visiting brethren. The following 
were present and made welcome to seats: Rev. J W. Cobb, from the 
Robeson Association; Rev. Fletcher Stanley, ' from the Waccamaw 
Association; Kev. E.J. Edwards, from the Baptist Orphanage; Rev. 
W. A. Humphrey, from Robeson Association. 

On motion, the report on the Orphanage be made a special object 
on tomorrow. 

11:00 a m. Rev. A. H. Porter read the following: 



REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday-school enterprise is one of great importance, and 
ought to claim the attention oi all Christians, and especially parents. 
It is one of the great means of spreading the gospel; it enables us ti 
carry out the command of Christ: "Go ye therefore, and teach all 
nations." While it is our plain duty to carry the gospel into all the 
world, we should be mindful of those that are growing up around us. 
The Sundaj -*chool does not relieve parents of their parental duties, 
but Is a great help in impressing gospel truths upon the minds of the 
children, and in bringing them to Christ. 'Therefore shall ye lay up 
these my words in your heart and in your sonl and bind them for a 
sign upon your hand that they may be as irontlets between your eyes 
and ye shall teach them, your children speaking of them when thou 
slttest in thine house—and when thou walkest by the way, when thou 
liest down and when thou nsest up " -Deut 11:18-19. 

We know that God blesses the Sunday-school work, and a great 
deal of good has been accomplished, still there remains much more to 
do. While the mind is in its germ, let us cultivate it, that it may un- 
fold its flowers, produce a rich foliage, and ripen into eternal fruits 
of righteousness and joy. 

Respectfuly submitted. 

Remarks by Revs. E. J. Edwards, J. W. Cobb, T. J. Cobb, W. A. 
Humphrey. Report adopted. 

On motion, a committee on religious exercises appointed as fol. 
lows: Brethren, J. I. Williamson, J L. Memory, A. F. Powell. 
Committee on Keligious Exercises reported as follows: Rev. W. Ar 
Humphrey, to preach to-night 7:00 o'clock. 

On motion, adjourned to meet 9:30 -tomorrow morning. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev Fhtcher Stanley, Lit- 
ters called for read and approved. 

An invitation to visiting brethren renewed: Bro. E. E. Billiard, 
representing general education; Rev. W. W. vVhlis, from Robeson 
Association, came forward, made welcome. 

On motion, a commit! e on Temperance appointed as follows: 
Revs. J. W. Cobb; W. W. Willis. 

Bio. A. McKmnon read the 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

The territory included under this head Is Indian Territory the 
destitute sections of Southern States not supplied ry State Board, 
and Cuba. The grand object of the Home Mission Board of the 
Southern Baptist Convention is to supp'y these sections with proper- 
ly prepared spiritual food, viz: Thegospdof JYfus Clmst. Much 
has been accomplished; there is much yet to be done. Viewing this 
subject from a religious or political standpoint it i« ore of the great- 
est vitality to us as Christians and citizens. We must bring such in- 
fluences to bear upon the natives within our own borders that will 
make them good citizens and throw around our own homes immova- 
ble safeguards. < 

Your commi tee would earnestly urge every church, every pastpr, 
every Christian and every person to give of their me^ns to this, one 
of the most important objects of the Convention, how can we sue. 



This is a continuation of Fourth page 



eesfullv execute the important worK of C hristianizing foreign 
countries unless at the same time we use the means God has given 
us in spreading the gospel at home ? Times are hard ; money is scarce; 
may it not be because we are with-holding from God what belongs to 
Him 

We earnsetly ask the churches to do something for this cause 
this yrar and don't wait until we come to the Association and hear 
the matter discussed before we think of it again. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A MoKinnon. 
Remarks by Revs. E. J. Edwards, T.J. Cobb, F. Stanley. On 
motion report adopted. 

Rev. T. J. Cobb read the 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE. 

About nine years ago the Baptists of North Carolina thought* ihe 
time had come for them to organize some plan for caring for the Or- 
phans of the State. Your committee suggest that the churches of 
the Associattion take up regular collections for their support, and the 
pastors explain the object of collection. And further, that the matter 
be brought before the Sunday-schools, and enlist the sympathy and 
efforts of the children. We thinK this might be successfully done by 
parents subscribing for the"Charity and CMldfeD,"ai d getting them to 
read the same, remembering when we gi\e one dollar for "charity 
and Children, we are giving that to support the Orphans. 

Respectfully submitted, 
T. J. Cobb. 

Remarks by Revs. T. J. Cobb; E. J. Edwards and others. Con- 
tribution, including subscriptions for - 'Charity and Children," $4 90 
On motion adopted. 
The following resolutions was offered and adopted: 
Reosolved: That the churches of this Association meet at their 
places of worship on Nov. 30th, 1893. (Thanksgiving Day) and carry 
conributions of wearing apparel and provisions, or any other articles 
that can be used, and send the same to the Baptist Orphanage at 
at Thdmasville for theit comfort and support. 
On motion, adjourned for one hour. 



FRIDAY—Afternoon Session. 
The Association came together by singing and prayer. 
Bro. A. F. Powell read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF FUND. 

Our Convention has established a Ministerial Relief Board located 
at Durham, N.O., Bro. J. C. Woodson, was elected Coresponding Sec- 
retary, and at the libt Session of the Convention tendered his Resig- 
nation, and Col. Albright was made Secretary. The Board has, 
we understand done a fair amount of work in relieving some Aged 
Ministers who had worn out in the cause, and we are persuaded that 
it is our duty to actively engage in this work as a call from our Savior. 
We would suggest that we adopt some method of Systamatized Con- 
tributions 1 or the Board. Your Committee would recommend that 
our Pastors be requested to lay this subject before their respective 
churches and ask a special collection for this object at least once in 
each year, forwarding such collections to the Treasurer of the Board 
and send receipt to the Secretary of State Convention prior to its 
convening. Respectfully Submitted, 

A. F Parnell, Com. 

Remarks by Rev. E. J. Edwards. Report adopted. 

The Clerk read tbe following i 

REPORT OJST PERIODICALS. 

Recognizing the great need and importance of Religious Litera- 
ture being read by our Baptist Brotherhood, whereby we may keep 
abreast with the times, and learn what our great Baptist hosts are 
doing in destitute Home and foreign fields, and to spur us to a more 
diligent action in helping, by our means to send the Gospel to the 
perishing millions; and too give our children good, sound, religious 
literature by way of helpful instruction in understanding the Word 
of God, we would most earnestly recommend the Biblical Recorder, 
N. C Baptist, Foreign Mission Journal, Charity and Children and 
Our S. S. Series. Respectfully Submitted, 

J. W, Powell, Com. 
Remarks by Revs. J. W. Cobb, E. J. Edwards. Report adopted. 

Bro. Chas, McOormick read the 

REPORT ON SPECIAL CHANGES. 

We find that death has taken from the different churches, twelve 
members, they have been taken trom time to eternity, where the re- 
deemed have a resting place. Precious in the sight of the Lord is 
the death of his Saints. We mourn the loss of those departed breth- 
ren and sisters. But if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, 
even so they who sleep in Jesus, God will raise up in the last da,y to 
reign with him in Heaven. Respectfully submitted. 

Chas. McCormick, Com. 

Rev J. W. Cobb read the 

REPORT OK T1MPE RANGE. 
Your committee beg leave to report that in their judgment, the 
improvements in our church membership should include methods in 
teaching temperance to our people. We believe in addition to special 



lessons, pastors, superintendents and teachers in all our schools should 
be careful to teach the Christian virtue and important truth of tem- 
perance as othei truths and virtues are taught namely; day by day, 
continually and from every lesson taught. We hold this truth to be 
self evident, that all Sunday-school officers and teachers should be 
total abstainants, meu and women, and that in their class teaching 
and in the public statement from the platform, subjects of temper- 
ance should be frequently and earnestly advocated. The teachings of 
the Bible, the salvation of our people and the deliverance of oar whole 
land from the cause of intemperance and from the dominion of the 
liquor traffic, demand that the next generation be taught to love 
righteousness and hate this abominable iniquity. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 
Remarks by Revs. J. W. Cobb, W. W. Willis, E. J. Edwards and 
others. Report adopted. 

The Committee on Finance submitted the following repoit: 

The amount received by your committee from the different 

churches for the following objects, in cash: For Minute Funds $9 91 ; 

State Missions, $16 36; Home Missions, $1 40; Foreign Missions, $1.41; 

Orphanage $1.80; Centennial Missions, $2.50; Ministerial Relief Fund, 

$1.59. Total, $33.49. 

On motion, report adopted. 

On motion, the Treasurer be authorized to pay over all money in 
his hands to the different objects. Location of next session of the 
Association taken up, and given to the church at Lennon's Cross 
Roads, Columbus county, N C, beginning on Thursday before third 
Sunday in November, 1894, 11 a. m. Rev. W. W. Willis to preach the 
Introductory Sermon. 

The committee to select brethren to report on the various objects 
ef the Association, at the next annual meeting, submitted the follow- 
ing report; State Missions, A. McKinnon; Home Missions, A. H. 
Porter; Foreign Missions, T. J. Cobb; Ministerial Education, Cas- 
well Porter; Ministerial Relief, Haynes Lennon; Pastoral Support, 
A. M. Kelly; Sunday Schools, T. S. Memory; Orphanage, J. L. Mem- 
ory; Periodicals, J. C. Williamson; Temoerane, G. C. Caines; Duty of 
Churches to Pastors, W. W. Willis; Duty of Pastors to Churches, Ira 
Lennon. 

REPORT ON CORRESPONDENCE. 
To Robeson Association, J. D. Williamson; South Atlantic As- 
sociation, W. S. Frink; Waccamaw Association, J. Soles; Cape Fear 
Association, L. I. Yates; Bladen Association, N. W. Fryer; Baptist 
State Convention, J. Soles, J. L. Memory, G. C. Caines; Southern 
Baptist v onvention, A. H. Porter, Alternate, T. J. Cobb. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

On motion, adjourned 'till 7:30 to-night. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Large congregation present. Prayer offered by Rev. W. W. 

Willis, after which Bro. E. E Milliard delivered an address on the 

subject of General Lducation. • • 



THIRD DAY— Morning Session. 
Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. G. O. Gaines, after which 
the Association called to order by the Moderator. 

The clerk read the 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

This grand work of sending the gospel to heathen lands begins 
at home. We ought to put missionaries and colporters out in each 
distinct association to establish new churches and scatter missionary 
literature among the great masses of people. In so doing we will ac- 
quire more stength to support the work that is now being done by 
our denomination for the evangelization of the the world. We have 
missionaries in China, Africa, Japan, Italy, South America and else- 
where. But much remains to be done. Brethren, let us prayerfully 
consider this greatest of all subjects in all of its features and bearings 
upon us and the world for whom we labor. Let us consider: "The 
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ who although he was rich yet poor for 
our sakes that we through his poverty might be made rich." We re- 
commend that our churches make regular monthly or quarterly con- 
tributions so that the collections for this important matter may not 
be postponed until the last month in the Associalional year. We also 
recommend that our pastors, deacons and churches urge our people to 
subscribe for the Foreign Mission Journal and thus acquaint them- 
selves with the needs and work of our missionaries in heathen lands. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Committee. 

Remarks by Ravs. W. A. Humphrey and A. H. Porter. Report 
adopted. 

On motion a collection of $2.24 was taken up to settle balance due 
our former elerk. 

Rev. J. A. Smith read the 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

One of the leading objects of the Baptist State Convention as set 
forth in the Constitution is the education of young men called of God 
to preach his blessed word. The Board of Education was established 
to aid poor young preachers who were approved by their churches and 
passed an examination bef<-re said board. 

One of our most promising young missionaries, recently appoint- 
ed to Brazil, was reared in our own beloved county, and was aided by 
the B sard. There are at present about thirty-five beneficiaries at 
Wake Forest. It takes $300 per month to meet the necessary expen- 
ses of these young men. The Board is in pressing need. Will not the 
pastors of the Columbus association see to it that their churches take 
collections for Education and forward the same toBro J D.Boushall, 
Raleigh, N. C, at an early date. Respectfully submitted. 

A M. Kelly. 

Remarks by Revs. J. A. Smith, W.W.Willis. On motion adopted. 

Pledges were then nride by the different churches for Minsterial 
Education as follows; 

Chadbourn $2 50. Pd 50 cts. Griffins $2 50, Hew Hope, $2 00, Oak Dale 
$1.50, Piney Forest $3.00, Pleasant Hill $2 00, Smyrna $1 00. Union 
Grove $1.50, Cross Roads $2.50, Whiteville $3 00, Cash Collected $1.61, 
Total $23.11. 



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Rev. J. A. Smith read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

A great-deal has been said and written on this subject, but it is a 
subject that cannot be exhausted. It is one of pai amount impoi tance. 
It is the real ground work of all the other departments of our chris- 
tian labor. It is that solid foundation upon which rests the grand 
work of Home Missions, Foreign Missions, Wake Forest College, the 
Orphanage and Biblical Recorder. In the language of our distin- 
guished Secretary, State Missions were doing a grand work in laying 
the foundation of all other work before we had a College or a de- 
nominational paper. State Missions has found men in isolated places, 
brought them to Christy nurtured them in the faith and sent them to 
labor as Missionaries in heathen lands. We refer to the beloved 
Yates as an instance of this kind. The grand object of State Mis- 
sions is to put an open Bible and the gospel as we hold it in every sec- 
tion of the State, and upon that banner our children and their chil- 
dren, can read that ancient inscription "One Lord, one faith and one 
baptism." Respectfully Submitted, 

J. 1. Williamson. 

Remarks by Rev. J. A. Smith, Report adopted. 

On motion adjourned for one hour. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Association was called to order by singing. 
The reports prepared by Elder H. Lennon, on Duty of Pastors to 
Churches, "and Duty of Churches to Pastors, were read. 
Reports were excellent, but too long for insertion. 

On motion, the collection on to-morrow be given to State Missions. 

Rev. W. W. Willis, read the 

REPORT ON PASTORAL SUPPORT. 

It becomes the duty of every Christian to support the gospel. 
When we become members of the church of Christ, we place our- 
selves under obligation to support the church, and in this way we heip 
in every department of labor for the upbuilding of the kingdom of 
our Lord on earth. One special feature of this work is that of main- 
taining a living missionary in our midst. Christ The great head or 
church, saw the necessity for Pastors and teachers when the com- 
mission was given, "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel 
to every creature." Some system was and is necessary to carry into ef- 
fect this injunction. Of necessity the church becomes this power for 
good in proportion to the instruction received from the pulpit at 
home; each church becomes an active agent in this department of 
Christ's work. The pastor is the one whom God has placed over the 
flock to instruct and teach the principles of du y and implicit obedi- 
ence to God; and it becomes necessary that he have the support and 
co-operation of his work, Paul says: "Even so has the Lord ordained 
that they that preach the gospel shall live of the gospel. We would earn- 
estly recommend that every church in the bounds ot the Association 
see that every member of the different churches contribute liberally 
to Pastoral support, and if a member be unabled to help inthi* very 
important feature of Christ's work, it becomes the duty of the church 
to which he belongs to help him to become able. Those of our church 



who are unable to help in the support of a living ministry in our 
midst, surely have become objects of charity and should be looked 
after and helped by the church to which they belong. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

A. F, Toon. 

Remarks by Brethren Wright Nye, D. N. Johnson, W. W. Willis. 
Report adopted. 

Bro. F. P. Hobgood representing the Oxford Female College and 
addressed the Association on female education. Bro. T. F. Toon 
also apoke with reference to the Robeson Institute 

On motion, Rev. H. Lennon, and Bro. T. S. Memory, appointed 
a committee to prepare obituaries on the life of D. J. Ray. 

RESOLUTIONS. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Association be tendered to the 
brethren and sisters and friends of this town, and surrounding com- 
munity for the hospitable entertainment extended during the Asso- 
ciation. Resolution adopted. 

The committee on Religious exercises reported as follows: 

Sunday-school Mass Meeting 9:30 a. m. to morrow, conducted by 
Sup , opened by by Bro. N. D. Johnson. 

Preaching at 11 a. m. in the Baptist Church by Rev. W.' A. Hum- 
phrey, at the Methodist church, by Rev. W. W. Willis, Report ad 
opted. 

On motion, That there be as many copies of the Minutes pub- 
lished as there is money in hand to pay for. On motion, the Clerk, 
be allowed $5.00 for his services. 

On motion, adjourned to meet with the Church at Leneon's 
Cross Raods, on Thursday before Third Sunday in November 1894, 

Dismissed by Singing and prayer. 

A. McKinnon, 

Moderation 

A II. Porter, Clerk. 

SUNDAY MORNING SESSION. 

Sunday School mass meeting met according to appointment' 
conducted by Superintendent of Whiteville School. Opened by Bro. 
N D Johnson 




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MINUTES 

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REV. H. LENNON. Moderator ! Obton. N.O ."' 

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PROCEEDINGS. 



THE 7th Annual Session of the Columbus Baptist Association iner 
with the Ohurch at Cross Roads, Col ambus comity, N, 0., Thurs- 
day, November 15th, 1894. 
The introductory sermon was preached by Rev, W, W, Willis from 
1st CorinthiaLs 12:27. 

Au intermission <>t thirty minutes was given. 

Delegates assembled in the house. In the absence of the Modera- 
tor and the Clerk, Rev. H„ Lennon was appointed temporary Moderator, 
and Bro. A. M. Kellv was appointed temporary Clerk. Prayer was of- 
fered by Rev. T.J. Cobb. 

Brethren Ira Lennon, 0, Porter and G. M. Lennon were appointed a 
.Committee ou Finance. 

On motion the letters were called for aud read and the names of 
the delegates enrolled as follows: 

Ghadbourn— Thos. Thompson, W. 8. Prink, A. MoKlnnon. 

China Grove—T). F. Mercer, F. D. Page, J. G. Jackson, 

Cherry Grove— R.B. Buffkin, E. M. 8tricklana\ E. Strickland. 

Cheerful Hope-~h H. Malpass, Sr. 

Cross Road8~-Fi. Lennox H. Edward**, 0. Porter. 

Griffin's Cross Roads— B. Williamson, J A. Floyd, J. 0. Lennon, 

New Hope-~H. L, White, W. J. Dyson, J. B, Singletary, 

Pleasant Hill— Letter misplaced,, bat the church was represented. 

Porter $wamp~~P. Goo win, ~~~ Godwin. 

Piney Forest—L. I. Yates, W. H Vaun, H. G. Powell 

Macedonia— E. L. Williamson, E. K, Brown. W,K. Nance. 

Mt. Tabor~~~W. E. Mil's, McD. Fowler, J. Soles. 

Oak Dale- D. J. Hester, A. N.SiWwtfc. L. Bobhs. 

Seven Creeks— M. J. Stevens R. E. Steven*,- & M. Ward, 



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Smyrna — A. Toon, J. M. Ludlum, B. Harrelnon, N. W. Fryar. 

Union Grove— K. Sellers, J M Gore, D. J. Hinson 

Whitevilte—T. S. Memory, A. P. Powell, J. F.Thompson, B. Howell 

The following were elected permanent officers for the ensuing: vtar: 
Rev. H. Lenuou, Moderator, A. M. Kelly, Clerk; Thos. Thorn pson, 
Treasurer. 

An invitation was extended to visiting brethren, when Rev. W. W. 
Willis, of the Robeson Association and Bro. A. J. Freeman, from the 
Bladen Associotion, came forward and were made welcome to seats. 

Received by letter Cherry Grove. 

Commit 'ee on Religions Exercises — Brethren C. Porter, G. M. Len- 
non, Thos. Thompson, F. D. Page, Ira Lennon. 

The following committees were appointed by the Moderator t<> pre- 
pare reports for next session of the Association: On 

State Mission— Rev. T. J. Cobb. 

Home Mission— A. M. Kelly. 

Foreign Mission — A. McKinnon. 

Ministerial Education — Rev, H. Lennon. 

Ministers 9 Relief — W. S. Frink. 

Sunday Schools — T. S. Memory. 

Orphanage — J. I. Williamson. 

Periodicals — Rev. J. Soles. 

Temperance — F, Lennon. 

Duty of Churches to Pastors— Rev, AH. Porter. 

Duty of Pastors to Churches — J. A Thompson arwl S. F, Thompson. 

Adjourned to 9:30 o'clock a. m. to-morrow. Prayer by Rev. J. 
Soles. 

Friday, Nov. 16,9:30 o'clock a. rn. Religious exercises conducted 
by Rev. W. W. Willis. Clerk called list of churches. Quorum present. 
Hymn 180, in Manly's Choice was sung. Prayer was offered by Rev. J. 
W. Cobb. Invitation ro visiting brethren renewed. Rev. J. W.Cobb, 
from the Robeson Association, Bro B. S Pattersou, Agent for the 
North Carolina Baptist, Rev. D. J. Clark, from the Bladen Association 
and Rev. A. G. Stocks from the Cape, Fear were made welcome- 

The letters from New Hope and Union Grove were read, and the 
names ot the delegates enrolled. 

The letter from Plesant Hill indicated trouble in said church. A 
committee consisting of Revs. T J Cobb, W. W. V-'illis, J Soles 
and J W. Cobb, was appointed to investigate said trouble and report 
at this session ot the. Association, 

On motion, Bro. B. S. Peterson was appointed to prepare a report 
on the subject of Home Missions to be read at thi* meeting of the body 

The report on Ministers' Relief was submitted by Rev. H. Lennon. 
adopted. 

Report on Pastoral Support was read by the clerk. Adopted. 

At this juncture Rev C. Durham, Cor. Sec. Bap. State Convention, 
and Bro. J. C. Caddell, agent for the Biblical Recorder, came iu and 
were introduced by the Moderator. 

The roporr on Periodicals was read by Bro. J. C. Caddell, and 



COLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



farther discussed by Brethren Oaddell and Cobb. Report adopted. 

The report on the duty of Christians to their pastors was read and 
discussed by Rev. W. W. Willis. Adopted, 

Committee in care of Pleasant Hill church reported as follows: 

We have investigated the matter in reference to Pleasant Hill church, ami find the 
church in a state of disorder, from the fact that a part of said church believe in what is 
known as the "'Faith (aire". 

We therefore recommend that the part of the church who have not departed from 
the Faith, withdraw fellowship from those who have thus departed and united themselves 
with this disorderly organization 

Resolved. That the delegates representing orderly part of this church be recognized as 
delegates of this body. 

.1. Soles, 
W. VV. Willis, 
T, J. Cobb, 
j;\y. Cobb, 

Comtnttee. 
Report received. 
Adjourned thirty minutes tor dinner 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Prayer by Rev C. Durham. Hymn, "Jesus Lover of My Soul," 
was sung. 

Received bv letter, Porter Swamp and Cheerful Hope. 

Report on State Missions was read by the clerk, and after remarks 
by Revs. J. F. Tuttie and C. Durham, the report was adopted. 

Delegated to the Baptist State Convention, R^vs. J. p. Tuttie and 
T. J. <?obh, and Bro. Ira Lennon 

Delegated to Southern Bap'ist Convention. Rev. J. P. Tuttie and 
Bro. T. 3. Memory. 

Next session of the Association was located at Piuey Porest, CoK 
|mbns county, N.C.. beginning Thursday before the 3rd Sunday in 
iovember, 1895, at 11 o'clock a, in: Rev. J. P. Tuttie to pre uvh r!n« 
itroduetory sermon: Rev. T. J. Cobb alternate. 

Adj mrned to 9:30 o'clock a m. tomorrow. Praver by Rev. J P. 
tut tie. 

Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a. u. 

Religious exercises by Rev. Q. D irham, roll called. Quorum pres- 
et. Uinites of yestenlny read, amented anu approved; 

Report on Sunday Schools was read by Rev. C.Durham. Remarks 
»y Brethren Cnddel mid Durham. Adopted. 

Rei>ort on Orphanage was read by the Clerk. Remarks by Rev. J. 
Turtle. Adopted. 

The report on Home Missions was re »d by Rev. J. P. Tuttie, further 
ifceussed by Revs. J. P. Tuttie and * . Durham, and adopted on motion 
| Bio. T. S. Memnr\. Rev. J. F. Tuttie a-hs reeo*:nized as a repre~ 
fen tati ve for the Orphanage. 

The Report on Ministerial Education was read by Bro. C. Porter, 
report amended by the following resolutions on general education: 



6 COLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Resolved, 1st, That in the opinion of the Columbus Baptist Association, the next 
Legislature ought to' provide for a four months public school in each school district m 
every county in North Carolina. 

Resolved, 2nd, That in our opinion the appropriation of the taxes of the people to 
higher education is not a help, bat a binderance to the best educational interests of the 
people of this State. 

Remarks b.v Rev. J. F. Tattle and C. Durham. Adopted. Cash 
collection for State Missions amounting to $4.32 Adjournal tol:$0 i\m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

"'Tis God's Own Haud dial Leadeth Me" was sung. Prayer, Rev. 
T. J. ( obb leading. 

Report on Foreign Missions was submitted by Rev. T. J. Cob)), 
discussed by Rev. 0. Durban, and adopted. 

"From Greenland'* ley Mountains." was sung. 

The Uom. on Religious Exercises submitted the follow ing: 

Preaching to-night at 7 o'clock, by Rev, J. W. (Jobb, Sunday servi- 
ces, mass meeiing conducted by Rev T. J. Cobb. Addressed by Cols. 
T. F. Toon and T. S. Yltmory and Rev. J. W. Cobb. Sermon at 11 
o'clock by Rev. J. F. Turtle. Adopted. 

The report on Temperance was not present, and on inoti >n, f ue fol- 
lowing resolution^ were subsrimted for said report. (See resolutions in 
pan second of the minutes.) 

The Com. <»u Finances submitted the following report : 

We, your committee, report the amounts received by us as follows: Minute lund 
$14.82, State Missions $16.54, Home Missions $.92, Foreign Missions $.41, Ministerial 
Education, $2.05, Orphanage $.78. Total, $35.52. 

Resolved, That the churches of this Association meet at their places of worship on 
Thanksgiving <lay, Nov. 29, 1894, and be prepared to contribute in cash, or inkind to the 
Baptist Orphanage of N T . C. 

The constitutional amendment at Seven Creeks, three years ago 
was, on motion, rescinded. 

Executive Committee for the enduing year, Revs. H. Lennon. J. F. 
Turtle, and T. J. Cobb, ano Brethren A. MeKiunou and T. 8 Memory. 
On motion, all urinnis' ed business was referred to the Executive 
Committee of this body. 

On motion, the mission interests of this Association was also lefer- 
red to the Executive Committee, subject to their discretion as to 
methods, etc. 

On motion, the minute fund in the hands of the Finance Committee 
was paid over to' the Clerk. 

The Clerk was ordered to print as many minutes as the funds in 
hand will alloV, and distribute them pro rata among the churches. 

Collections on rd-morrow for Ministers' Relief. 

A vote of thanks was extended to the church and community for 
their liberal support, of this body during this session. 

On motion, adjourned to meet with the church at Piuey Forest 
Thursday before the3id Sunday in November, 1895. 

Elder H. Lennon, Moderator. 

A. M. Kelly, Clerk. 



OOLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



Sunday, November 18. 

Sunday School meeting 9:30 o'clock conducted bv Rev. T. J. Cobb. 
Sermon at 11 o'clock a. m. by Rev. J. F. Tuttle from Psalms 115:12. 
Collection for Ministers' Relief $3-66. 

K., Clerk. 



PART II. 
Following are the original reports as handed in: 

REPORTS. 

PASTORAL SUPPORT. 

There can be no reasonable doubt in the minds of an unprejudiced reader of the New 
Testament of two of its leading principles governing the ministry. 

1st They are commanded tn "forsake all," and "go unto all the world and preach the 
gospel " 

2d. They are to be supported by the churches. Every Christian is under obligations 
to give of his earthly things to this object. The minister ought to teach his people !liat 
this support is demanded by the Scriptures. Those professed Christtan? who are able to 
give of their substance and refuse to do so are guilty of the sin of covetousness which is 
idolatry, and clearly forbidden in the Word of God. We hope to see the day when the 
people of the living God shall awake to their dnty in this important department of Chris- 
tian work. Submitted, 

A.M.KELLY, 

Committee. 

DUTY OF OFIURCMES TO PASTORS. 

Israel was a typical people In Acts 7:38 they are called "the church in the wilder- 
ness." The priests were to ihis "church in the wilderness" what the God called and quali- 
fied ministry is to the Ohurch under grace. 

Pt is evident, therefore, from the provision made under the law for the priesthood, that 
they derived their temporal support from their ministerial office. See 1st Corin 8:13. 

Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the 
gospel 1 Corin. H:l4. 

For a pastor to successfully preach the Word, he should study to show himself ap- 
proved of God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed. 

To do this time is required. Paul said to Ti'rt >l,hy. c 'Ti!l 1 ■• > ne j;iv : attendance to 
reading, to exhortation to doctriiu :'■ 



8 COLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 

Every effort then should be put forth upon his part to feed the people upon something 
fresh, something that will instruct and edify. 

The great commission is "Go ve therefore and teach al! nations." Matthew 28:19. 

Hence, the pastor, as well as the evangelist, is a teacner. and to teach successfully he 
must keep posted in proportion to the mental trainiug of the people for whom he labors. 
We do therefore recommend that the churches use every legal effort to give then pastors 
their temporal support as well as their prayers and co-operation. 

W. W. Willis, Committee. 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

There is no more important work before the Baptists of N". C. to-day than that of 
State missions. This is the foundation rock of all missionary work. If we do not work 
up the destitute sections at home we can not be financially able to help in foreign fields, 
neither can we consistently offer the gospel to other nations when our people at home are 
starving for this great salvation. For more than 100 vears we have been engaged in State 
Mission work, and to the success of these heroic efforts made by our ancestors, you and I 
to-day owe our knowledge of the plan ot Salvation 

Your Executive Committee, after mature deliberation recommended that the churches 
of this Association during the past year, take their collections for Associational instead of 
State Missions. We are making an effort to put a Missionary in the bounds of this As- 
sociation and this plan was adopted as being the most applicable one to the situation. 
Associational Missions is really State ■ missions only we kept the funds at home and have 
them used judicially in our nidst. While this step will lessen the amount contributed ♦'o 
State Missions to a small extent, vet if judicially expended, will in a short time bring 
forth results for which, we may indeed, be thankful. 

We recommend that the cnurches of this Association be asked at this session to 
pledge amounts to be paid during the year, so the Executive Committee can put a mis- 
sionary in the field at once and work up the destitute sections of our country for we be- 
1'eve by this method alone can the highways and hedges be reached and brought to know 
and love their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We would further recommend that if there 
is any church orindivdu<d who desires to contribute to the general fund of State Missions 
that they do so. This recommendation is not intended to work to the detriment of State 
?yfiss!ons, but to advance the great principle of Christian giving and thereby advance the 
cause ot Missions. 

Respectfully, A. McKtnn-on, 

Committer. 



The Home Mission Board, loeated at Atlanta. Gh., is one of the agencies being employed 
in carrying out the Redeemer's last great command: "Go ye into all the world, and preach 
the gospel to every creature.'' &c 

It's work is in tb> South and West, and in the island of Cuba. In the vaars gone by 
it was the "Foster Mother" of Baptist Missions in most of the more important cities 
of the South; and in our own Sate, Raleigh, Wilmington, Asheville. Charlotte. Elizabeth 
City and Newbern . with a number of other smaller towns, were the beneficiaries of this 
Board. By its misrionary enterprise, the Indian Territory has been, m; :h of it. lifted, 
from savage barbarism into the realm of Christian civilization.; Its work in Cuba has 
been the wonder in modern missionary enterprise — S o much so, that the rinrne of Diaz and 
the w< rk in Havannah, is a synonym to Apostolic missions, with the accompaniment ot 
supernatural displays of Divine power and blessing. . . 

With such a record the day rs past when the support of this Board is a question ot expedi- 
ency when its claim to our prayers and contribntions might be disregarded — and the time 
come, when not onlv all our churches but all truly loval members -of the same, should 
esteem it a privelage to give it their warmest — their most cordial support. Your Com- 
mittee would, therefore, reorpmend to all the churches of this Association, that thisBoard 
be held in tender remembrance in their prayers and contributions. 

Respectfully Submitted. ' Committee 



COLUMBUS BAPTrST ASSOCIATION. 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

There are more than twelve hundred Baptist Sunday Scheols in North Carolina, but 
there ought to be three thousand. Many churches have Sunday Schools, and at many 
school houses Sunday Schools might be organized. Parents and children. Christians and 
the unsaved alike should attend Sunday Schools. Special attention should be given on 
the part of teachers and children to the preparation of the lesson during the week, and 
earnest prayer should be made lor God's blessing upon the work. All needed Sunday 
School sotig books, Bibles and Testaments, Quarterlies, and Sunday School papers, and 
supplies of every kbid can be secured from the Baptist Sunday School supply store at 
Raleigh. N C Address all orders w Rev. 0. Durham. Raleigh, N. C., and you will 
secure whatever is needed at publishers' prices. T. S Memory, 



Chairman Committee 



REPORT ON PERKHHCALS. 



At no time in the history of our denomination has the necessity for our people to be 
informed in all departments of our work been so keenly felt as now. And realizing that 
this must be effected largely through the influence of the religions j-.fess we would urge 
our people to take and read all the good literature possible. We recommend especially 
the Biblical Recorder, for 60 years the faithful exponent of Baptist principles and Baptist 
progress in N. 0. We also recommend the iV. 0. Baptist, the Home Field, Foreign Mis- 
sionary Journal, Charity and Children, and the Sunday School literature of the Southern 
Baptist Convention, published at Nashville. Tenn , and for sale at the Sundav School sup- 
ply store in Raleigh, N • Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. Caddell. Chairman Committee. 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE. 

Several years ago the Baptists of North Carolina realized the lime had come for them 
to organize some plan for caring tor the orphans of the Srate. 

After prayer and deliberation they decided to establish a Baptist orphanage at Thom« 
asville, N. C., which has been a great factor for good among the poor orphan children in 
North Carolina There are at present about 120 children at the orphanage Your com- 
mittee suggests that the churches of this Association take up regular collections f >r their 
support and the pastors explain the object of collection. 

And further that the matter be brought before the Sunday School and enlist the sym- 
pathy ano efforts of the children We think this might be successfully done by parents 
snbseribim.' for "'Charity and Children" and getting them to read the same, remembering 
when we give one dollar for '"Charity and Children" we aie giving that to support the 
orph ns. Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. Memory. 

MTNISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

One of the primary objects of the Baptist State Convention, is to atd the indigent, but 
worthy you ng m en who feel themselves called of God to preach the Gospel. For secur- 
ing an education with this end in view. Wake Forest college was established, which is the 
property of the Baptist denomination in Nolth Carolina 

Located at Wake Forest is the Board of Ministerial Education, which, after a careful 
and thorough examination, receives youn • preachers and enables "hem. by paying their 
board bills, to remain at the college and pursue their studies. 

Many of oiu- most efficient and useful Pastors and Missionaries, are men who were 
aided by this board Thirty-seven young men are now being helped by the Board, and a 
number of others are makng application for aid, but in vain, becaus • the Board is in 
debt. a. id can act only as our churches, bv their contributions enable it to do so. 

Brethern: As. Baptist it is not only our privilege, but our duty to help these young 
men in their noble efforts to prepare themselves to preach the blessed Gospel of Christ. 

Respectfully submitted 

C Porter. Committee 






FINANCIAL TABLE. 



iVuUttUtii&s. 


■A 

r A 

■■J 

13X41 

18 30 

60 

13 56 

157 25 
76 80 

302 25 


3 

eg 


"xt 

33 

2 85 


i. 
s 

o 
1 47 


i 

■a 

i 

"P 

O 

1 63 



I 61 


5' 

2983 
25 

7 23 


Jo 

"fZ, 








PASTORS. tOST OFFICE. 




37 39 
25 
55 

19 41 

2 50 




Chin.i Grove 


D. P>. Dmv, CenoGnrdo, .VC 


Cherry G ove 

Cheerful Hop^.... 
Cross Koads 


220 


55 

i 1*3 
2 50 




4 66 


"85 


N .A.Callahan. WhiteHall,N.C 
T J. OobbChadbourn,N C. 










G. F. Stanley, Loris. S. C. . 


Pleasant Bill 
















Porter Swamp.... 

Piney Forest 

Mt. Tabor 

Macedonia 


91 57 

1 65 

75 00 












1*371 


21 56 

17 23 
1 45 
4 30 

"2" 42 

24 99 






2 71 
l"45 


1 22 


3 92 




T. J. Cobb, Chadbourn, N. C. 

J Soles, 

K. Barnes, i\ye, N. C 

G. C. Caines, Orton N. C. ... 


Oakdale 






1 05 


3 25 

"56 

305 


Seven Creeks 

Smyrna 


21 42 

41 00 

12 50 

329 50 


871 


4 1 5 


"92 
408 


1000 


A. G. S«cks, Bug Hill, N. C. 
A. II. Porter, Orton, N t (3 


Union Grove 

Whiteville 


J Harelson, Clarendon, N. C. 
J. P. Tuttle, vVhiteville, N. C 



STATISTICAL. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL. 



RKS. POST OFFICE 

9 


p. 

S3 

9 

i 
n 

5 
12 


03 

-as 

£ 

<v 
> 
% 
o 

0) 

5 
4 

5 
1 
5 


n£ 

V 

■~- 


*j 

CO 

CD 

i 

"2 

1 

1 


s 

a> 

>> 

09 

5 
2 
3 

"4 

5 


•73 

CD 

-c 
"0 

"2 
'3 


5 


cd 

s 

i 

1 

2 


1 

CO* 

CD 

cS 

16 
40 

6 
52 
cl 
53 


03 

s 

17 
43 

21 

101 

85 
86 


3 

33 
83 

27 
153 
13G 
139 


Number ot Officers 
Numberof Scholars 


c3 

c 
c 

> 


d3 

s 
25 

29 


CO 
CD 
CO 

C 
O) 

P- 

8 

,P 

O 

3 00 


SUPERINTENDENT. PO. 


'. Thompson, Chadbourn, 
/aid, " NO 

.Mai pass. Applewhite, NO 
I. Keily, Bl'adensboro NO 
V Lennon, Orton. N C. 
^ealy, Leroy, > T . 


4: 15 . . 


A. McKinnon, Chadbourn, N.O 


6' '"26 

6| 63 
131 63 

9J 38 










13 

25 


35 
40 
10 


2 00 
5 00 
1 34 


G.M. Lennon, Bladenooro,N .0 
MGWiUiamson,BvergreenNC 
H.L White, Leroy, N. 0. ... 


f, Powell, Grists, N. ... 
pivey 

,F. N ance, Oerro Gordo NO 
1. Sibbett, Orton, N, 0. 
u. Stanley, Bug Hill, NO. 
V. Fyer, Whiteviile, N,0 
. Hinson, Lebanon, " 
1. Powell/Whiteville " 1 


7 
41 

"4 
15 

1*6 


i 

'3 
"2 


1 

4 

2 

"i 


3 
2 
3 
5 

"3 

i 


3 

5 
2 
2 

2 


2 

1 

2 
1 


45 

73 
79 
14 

57 
45 

44 


75 
'50 
87 
26 
77 
51 

46 


120 
223 
166 

40 
128 

96 

"96 


9j 52 
9 101 
7 58 
3 55 
9 79 
9 74 

9 '99 


100 
50 
30 
55 
25 

75 


11 

27 
80 


1 30 

1 00 

8 00 

7 50 

1750 


L. I. Yates, Grists, N. C. ... 
F. L. Fipps. Mr. Tabor, N.O. 
J Z. Stone, Cerro Gordo, " 
E. T. Wyatt, Orton, 
T. J. Stanley, Bug Hill, " 
A. Toon, Domore, " 

A ,' F.' Po well", ' Whiteviile," NO 



COLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. 



RE POUT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

God is the great author of missions., He sent his only begotten son in* o this sinful 
world to save all who would lulievein Him. While Jesus was here in this world he went 
about as a Missionary preaching the gospel. Before he ,ett this world he commanded his 
apostles to be missionaries and car>y on this grand work, as his word plainly teaches 
"And ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and i,i Judea and in Samaria, and 
to the uttermost parts of the earth,"- "As my Father hath sent me, even so send [ you " 
•'Go ve ; therefore into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." "Ask. of me 
and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth 
for thy possessions," These are some of 'he commands that, we read in th- word of God 
about missions. 

Let us note how God has blessed Foreign Missions. 

One hundred years ago the heathen nations barred their gates against missionaries; but 
to-day we are told that there is not a single nation but what has thrown wide her gates 
and is inviting missionaries to come in with the gospel of Christ, God has called many 
men and women who are wating to be sent to the foreign field, but the hoard lacks the 
money to send them Brethren how long shall this state of affairs continue. Shall we 
not obey God and send his truth to all nations. Your committee -suggest that all the pas- 
tors of this Association ] reach at least one missionary sermon during the year and tell the 
people what God h- doing for missions, and regular collections betaken for foreign mis- 
sions. -We would further urge that all who can subscribe for the Foreign Mission Journal 
and keep posted on this grand worK. Respectfully submitted, 

T. J. Cobb. 



Resolutions. 

Whereas, The Southern Baptist Convention during its sessions in Nashville, Tenn. . 
May, 1893. passed strong resolutions condemning the infamous whiskey traffic and advo- 
cating absolute prohibition as the only metho 1 of dealing with the great end. and 

Whereas, Our sister Association, the Robeson, has recently passed shong resolutions 
endorsing the action of said Convention, and 

Whereas It is the opinion of this Association that all sivh r< solutions are wise, 
judicious and timely. 

Therefore be it Resolved, that we, the churches of the Columbian Association, do all in 
our power to suppress the liquor traffic in our secti m and State at large by the creation 
of a Christian sentiment against this great moral vice. 

Resolved That we will not tolerate the sin of intemperance in our midst, for the scrip- 
tures declare that drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 

Submitted. 

T. J. Cobb. 



7 



£0 I JSt U T E S 

OF THE 

EIGHTH A|MNUflli SESSION 

OF THK 

couuivibus 
Baptist -Association, 

HELD WITH 

Piney Forest Church, 

Columbus County, JSL C. 
November 14th, 15th and 16th, 1395. 

REV. T. J.COBB, Moderator ; ..Cbadbourti, N. C 

A. M. KfeLLY, Clerk and Treasurer ...... Bladenboro, N. C 

N^xt tension to be held with the Church at Porter Swamp, beginning; Thursday, Nuvrm 
ber 12th, 1890. Nearest It. K. depot, Cerro Gordo, 'N. C" —two ni.il bk linn Church. 

PRINTED AT 

The News Book and Job Cefick. 
white v1lle, n. g. 



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£Q 1 JSl U T ES 



OF THE 



EIGHTH ANNUflh SESSION 



OF THE 



COIiUjVIBUS 

Baptist -. Association, 



HELD WITH 



Piney Forest Chat*eh, 

Columbus County, H- C. 
November 14th, 15th and 16th, 1895. 



REV. T.J.COBB, Moderator Chadboiim, N. (J. 

A.. M. KHiLLY, Clerk and Tieasurer Bladenboro, N. C. 



Next session to be held w'th the Church at Porter Swamp, beginning Thursday, Novem- 
ber 12th, 1896. Nearest R. JR. depot, Cerro Gordo, N. C— two miles In in Church. 



printed at 
The News Book and Job Offick, 

WHITEV1LLB. N. C. 



LIST OF ORDAIN LL> MINISTERS A\'D Til KIR POST OFFICES. 

Rev. M. Lennon. ..........: OrUm] N '. 0. 

Rev. A. II Porter Orton, N C 

Rev. J. F. Tuttle Whiteville, N . ( •. 

Ilev. T.J, Cobb....'...' " Ohadbourn, N. fi. 

[lev J. Soles Mt. Tabor, N. C 

Rev- J. P, Lennon Applewhite, K. C. 

R-v" XtG. Stocks \ tfug Hill, N. 0. 



(It is earnestly requested that the church clerks, in writing their letters to the Associa- 
tions in the future, give the names and Postoffices if their ordained ministers — Cierk. 



pROCfcBDlNGS, 



•• '-' Piney Forest Church, Thursday, November 15, 1895. 

The Columbus Association met this day in its 8th annual session with 
the church at Piney Forest, and at 11:30 o'clock the, introductory sermon 
was preached by Rev. J. F. Tuttle from 1st Timothy 3rd chapter and last 
clause of 15th verse-— "which is the church of the living God, the pillar 
and ground of the truth." After which the Association adjourned to 
meet at 10 o'clock a. m to-morrow. 

SECOND DAY— mornin<3 session— 10 o'clock, a. m. 

The Association was called to order by the Clerk. Devotional exercises 
were conducted by Rev.- A. H. Porter. In the absence of the Moderator, 
Rev. T\, J* Cobb was elected temporary Moderator, 

Moderator appointed Brethren W. J. Dyson, Wm. McClenny and C. J. 
Godwin, a committee oti Finance, , On motion, the letters were called for 
and refered to a committee of investigation, consisting- of Brethren J. L. 
Memory, W. H. Vann and.L. I. Yates. .;••..•• 

The names of the delegates were enrolled as, they appear at the close of 
this journal. By request the chair appointed a special committee to as- 
sist in the ; investigation of Whiteville letter. The following brethren of 
the ministry composed said committee: 0. L. String field, A. H. Porter, R. 
M. Hilburn. ;* 

Permanent officers were elected as follows: For Moderator, Rev. T. J. 
Cobb; for Clerk, A. >'. Kelly; for Treasurer, Thomas Thompson. 

An invitation was extended to visiting brethren. Rev. 0. L. Stiingneld 
representing the Baptist Female University; Rev. J, W. Cobb, agent for 
the North Carolina Baptist-, Rev. R. M. Hilburn, from the Bladen Asso- 
ciation; Kev. J. P. Lennon, from the Cape Fear Association and Bro. S. W. 
Cobb from the Robeson, were made welcome. 

Moderator appointed the deacons of this church with Brethren J. D. 
Watts and F. D. Page a committee on religious exercises. 

The report on Periodicals Was read by the clerk and futher i q *scu: d 
by Rev. J. W. Cobb. At this moment J. C. Cadilell, agent for the Bit il- 
eal Recorder and Dr. John Mitchell, representing Ministerial Education, 
came in and were welcomed The subject under consideration was dis- 
cussed by J. i\ « addel.l also, and on motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, the report on Education be the special order on re-assem- 
bling this afternoon Adjourned tj 1 o'clock p. mv Prayer by Dr. John 
Mitchell. 

EVENING SESSION. ".',". .'■ 

The Association was called together by the Moderator, Rev. T. J. Cobb. 
"Jesus Lover of My Sour" was sung. Prayer- by Dr. Mitchell. 



MINU'IES ( F 1H1'" 






Received by letter, Livingstone's Chapel. 

Id the absence of the report oil Ministerial Education, on motion, it was 
agreed to proceed to enter upun the discussion of the subject. The Clerk 
to develop such ideas as may be presented, Tne following is a limited ex 
tract of Or. Mitchell's speech: 

"God calls young men, for the most part, to the work of the ministr 
before He preparer them. It is our duty, under God, to help prepare thei 
in an educational point of view. To this end Wake Forest College and 
the Southern Baptist Convention were established, primarily. 

There are thirty-six young men at Wajio forest as beueticiaries. It costs 
$9.00 per month to barely support them. The board is in debt. Brethren 
will you not help us." A cash collection was then taken up lor education, 
amounting to $2.66. Pledges were also taiveu by tlie different chureiies ae 
lollows: 

Chadbourn, $2.50; China. Grove, 50 cents; Cherry Grove, $1.00; Cross 
Roads, $2.50; Griffin's Cross Roads, ipl.OU, New Hope, $1.00; 1/leasanl 
Hill, 50 cents; Porter Swamp, 50 cents; Piney Forest, ^pl.uu; Macedonia 
$1,00; Oak Dale, 50 cents; bmyrna, ipl.00; Whiteville, $10.00; Living- 
stone's, $2.00. Total, $2o. 00. The subject of Christian education was 
discussed in a very strong, impressive manner by Rev. O, L. String-field 
The report on Ministerial Education, as above, was adopted. Bro, Arch'd 
Johnson, representative of the Baptist Orphanage and viutrity and Child 
ten, was recognized by the Moderator and invited to a seac. 

t;ommitte in case of the vV hiteville church letter reported as follows: 

^our committee report that n the matter of the Whiteville clmir h we find the lettej 
to he lu order Further, that it woul I be a ma Lev -of discourtesy to ihe brethren a I read j 
livited by said church lor this committee to enui into an investigation <>t the difference 
between Jhother A. F. Toon and said church or any member ol the san e. 

[Signed] i'OMMITTEE 

The report on home missions was read by the Clerk, and discussed bj 
Rev. J as. A. Smith. Adopted. On motion adjourned to meet to-morrovi 
at 9:30 o'clock. Prayer led by Rev. Jas A. Smith. 

THIRD DAY — morning session. 

Devotional exercises, consisting of reading, singing and prayer, wer< 
conducted by Dr. John Mitchell. 

The Association was called to order by the Moderator. The journal o 
yesterday and day before was read and approved. Roil called. Quorunj 
present. 

Brethren J. VV. Powell, C Porter and J A. Thompson were appointee 
a committee to select brethren to write reports on the diikrent objects o:j 
the Association for next year. 

The report ou State Missions was read by the clerk, and after discussiot 
by J C. Caddell and J P Tuttle was- adopted. The roll was called, am 
the churches made pledges for State Missions as follows: Chadbourn 
$5.00; China Grove, $3.00; Cherry Grove, $3 00; Cross Roads, $5.00: Grif 
fin's Cross Roads, $2.00; New Hope, $2.00; Pleasant Hill $2.00; Porte; 
Swamp, $5.00; Piney Forest, $10.00; u. labor, $1 00; Macedonia, $3.0 



COLUMBUS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



Oak Dale, $1.00; Smyrna, $2.00; Whitevitle, $20.00; Livings' oti'a Chapel, 
$3.(0. Total, $67. x£ . ,. .. ,.. 

Committee to name brethren to write on the different objects for next 
year made the following report: State Missions, J. C ■ ■•Caddell; Ministe- 
rial Support, Rev John Mitchell; Sunday Schools, A. Johnson; Periodi- 
cals, J. *'. Caddell; Ministerial Examination, Revs. T. J. Cobb, A Ii. Por- 
ter and Rev. J F Tuttle; Ministers' Aid Fund, Rev. John Mitchell; Col- 
portage, W. J. Dyson; Temperance, Rev J. A. Smith; Ministerial Educa- 
tion, Rev O L. String-field; Correspondence, J. L. Memory; To select Ex- 
ecutive Co riniit tee. Revs. H. Lenrion, T. J Cobb and J. A. Smith 
Respectfully submitted, C. Porter, 



J. A. Thompson, }>* Committee. 
J. \V. Powell. 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

The report on the Orphanage was not present. On motion, the subject 
was discussed by Brethren Arch'd Johnson and J. C. Caddell (in sub- 
stance) as follows: 

1st. What we are trying to do. 

2nd. The obligation of the people to support. 

(a.) Because the children are our own. 

(b.) Because we, as a people, need the exercise of giving. "It is more 
blessed to give than to receive." 

(c.) Affection is measured by dollars and cents. We love that we are 
willing to pay for. ' 

A cash collection was taken up for the, Orphanage amounting to $6.23. 

Kesolved: That the churches of the Columbus Association meet at 
their respective places of worship on Thanksgiving day, and take a collec- 
tion in cash or in k'nd for the Baptist Orphanage, located at Thomasville, 
N. C. Adjourned half an hour for dinner. Prayer by Rev. R. Lennon. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Delegates reassembled in the house. After singing and prayer,' led by 
Rev. J. F. Tuttle, the location of the next session was taken up and given 
to Porter Swamp. Beginning Thursday, before the 3rd Sunday in Novem- 
ber, 1896, at 11 o'clock, a. m. Rev. T. J.' Cobb to preach the introductory 
serman, Rev. A. H. Porter alternate, ■■ 

Bro. Thomas Thompson tendered his resignation as Treasurer of this 
Association, on account of age. Accepted. 

On motion, A. M. Kelly was elected Treasurer. 

Treasurer reported as follows: Received and disbursed, $20.86. Report 
received. 

The report on Foreign Missions was read and discussed by Rev. J. A. 
Smith, and adopted. 

Committee on investigation of church letters submitted the following: 

We, your committee on investigation, beg leave to report that we find all the letters in 
order. P ;port received. 

Committee on Religious exercises reported Sunday School mass meeting 
at 9:30 o'clock a. m,, to-morrow, conducted by Rev. T. J, Cobb. Ad- 
dressed by "Rev. A. H. Porter, A. M. Kelly and others. Sermon at 11 
o'clock a. m. by Rev. J. F. Tuttle. 



MINUTES OF TH 



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In the absence of the leport on Temperance, the subject was taken up 
and discussed by Revs. .1. F. Tuttle and A. H. Porter, who submitted that 
"total abstinence" is the only safe guard. 

The report on the duty of churches to their pastors was read by Rev 
A H. Porter Adopted. 

Report on duty of pastors to their churches was read by Bro. Thompson, 
and, on motion, it was adopted. 

Collection on to-morrow to be for State Missions. 

Leave of absence was granted to Rev. H. Lennon. 

Delegated to the Southern Baptist Convention, J. L. Memory; Rev. J. 
F. Tuttle alternate. 

Delegated to the Baptist State Convention, Rev. T. J. Cobb. 

Committee on Finance submitted the following: 

We, your committee on Finance, report that we have leceivcd in cash the foliowin 
amounts: State Minimis $H.'38; Home Missions $3 18; Foreign Missions. $2.0' 
Ass<»eiati<>nal Missions. $2 9 ; Ministerial K-lucat-Ton. $2.06; Oruhanage, 58 cents; Minn 
Fund, $ 1 4.0o. Total, $33.88, 

On motion, the Clerk was requested to print minutes to the extent of 
the funds on hand, and distribute them in proportion to the amounts paid 
by the churches. 

On motion, adjourned to meet with the church at Porter Swamp, Thurs-J 
day before the third Sunday in November, 1896. Prayer by Rev J. F. 
Tuttle. Rev. T. J. Cobb, Moderator. 

A. M. Kelly, Clerk. 

SUNDAY. 

Sunday School meeting conducted by Rev. A. II Porter. Addressed by 
Revs. Carter and A. H. Porter, after which Rev. J. F. Tuttle preached 
from Gen. 5:24. Collection for State .Missions, $3.9?. 

A. II. Porter, Clerk pro tern. 

ROLL OF CHURCHES AND MEMBERS. 

Chadbourn — J. A. Thompson, J. J. Thompson, Thomas Thompson. 

China Grove — J. Powers, F. I). Page, D. F. Mercer. 

Cherry Grove— R. R. Bnffkin, B. M. Coleman, J. C. Hatcher." 

Cheerful Hope — By letter. 

Cross Roads — H. Lennon, I Lennon; A. M. Kelly. 

Griffin's Cross Roads — F. M. Stephens, M. Shaw, C. E. Bnllard. 

Oak Dale— A, N. Sibbett, D. J. Hester, W. R. Britt. 

Porter Swamp — C J Godwin, M. Hammoud, J. B. Barden. 

Piney Forest — L. L Yates, Wm. McClenny, J. W. Powell. 

Pleasant Hill— IT. F. Boswell, J. I. Nople, T. M. Fowler. 

Mt. Tabor — J. J. Watts, Reuben Smith, F. G. Soles. 

Macedonia — Wm. Nance, E. F. Williamson, J. J, Benton, 

New Hope — M. J. Thompson, B. White, W. J. Dyson. 

Smyrna — J C. Black, N- W. Fryar, A. Toon. 

Seven Creeks — R E. Stevens, L Long, A. G. Stocks 

Livingstone's Chapel — G W. Applewhite, J. P. Lennon, F. J. Atkinson. 

Union Grove— J. W. Powell, D. J. Hinson, I, R. Ward. . 

Whiteville— J. I. Williamson, A. J. Maxwell, J. F. Tuttle. 






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REPORTS. 



PERIODICALS. 



Reading is the key to knowledge. The reason of so much ignorance is the lack of an- 
plying ourselves to reading. First of all, our reading should be a diligent search of the 
Bible; tor trom this book, as from no other, we learn our duty to God, as well as to our- 
selves and our fellowman. And we firmly believe that no one can give this book a 
diligent search without becoming a Christian. Then after reading the Bible we may pro- 
fit by reading the writings of eminent Jhristians. Especially is the newspaper an impor- 
tant factor in educating our minds. The printing press is the most powerfu force in the 
world for propagating good or evil. 

Your committee would recommend evary Baptist in this Association to subscribe for 
the Biblical Recorder, the Worth Carolina Baptist, the Mission Journal, Charity and 
Children and the Sunday School lit. rature of the Southern Baptut Convention. 

The reason of so many isms among us is because of ignorance, not because we are 
worse than other people. Let us read more and we will love more, and give more to the 
Masters' cause. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

J. Soi.es, Committee 

HOME MISSIONS. 

The Home Missio . Board of the Southern Baptist Convention is an agency for good. 

Increase of Missiouaiies this year has been nearlv 12 per coot.; of receipts 20 per cent., 
and of baptisms, 32 per cent. While this is true, there is a large field before us. In the 
territory covered by this Board there are twenty millions of people and only two and a 
half millions Baptists. Some of the others are 'Christians of various nanus, but probably 
one third of them have no religion at all. The colored people, the Indians of the Tern- 
tory and others, the large c : ties, the foreign population and (Juba all unite in calling us to 
their aid. Let our people rally to the work, in the name of the Master, and victory is ours. 

Submitted, 

A. M Kelly, Committee. 

STATE MISSIONS 

State Missions is that department of our work in which all our Associations are unire.l 
in practical efforts to give the gospel to the destitute sections cf the State. It is the 
foundation stone of all missions. Dr. Yates said "The hope of the heathen woild, under 
God, depends upon well organized, and well trained churches at 
home." Jesus told his disiples ''Beginning at Jerusalem and go first to the lost shetp of 
the house ot IsreaU'' One hundred and sixty-seven years ago Shiloh Baptist church was 
organized, it being the first Baptist church in the State. Since that trine the Baptists 
have engaged in State Mission work. The result is we have more than three thousand 
Baptist churches now in North Carolina which are living monuments to State Missions 

This year the Board has about ninety preachers in this work who are giving the gospel. 
as we believe it to be taught in the New Testament, to the people in about three hundred 
destitute places. 

As long as there is an unconverted person in North Carolina, it is our duty to work tor 
State Missions. Respectfully submitted, 

T. J. Cobb, Committee. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS, 

In the second Psalm it is said, <4 l will declare the decree: The Lord hath said unto me, 
Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee, Ask of me and I shall give the heath- 
en for thine inheritance and the uttermost part of the earth for thy possession," It is 
clear from these inspired words that one of the g"and objects of reaemptions wondeiful 
plan is to give to Christ an everlasting inheritance— an innumerable company gathered 
out of every nation kindred, tribe and tongue who have washed their robes and made 
them white in the blood of the Lamb. And the Great God of the universe has decreed 
from all eternity that his people shall be >he chosen instruments in placing iu the h.inds 



10 REPORTS. 



of Christ this grand reward The command given to h a chinches and chosen embassa- 
dors are those \veil knuw.i stirring w >rds: " ro ve into all the world and preach the gos- 
pel to every creature. He that -believeth and is baptize I shall l)e saved, but he tnat be- 
lieveth not shall be dammed"-! These words are so p uu that there is no-pottsibie ^hauce 
lo be mistaken as to the real meaning. 'The one grand work ami aim of the church and 
its individual members is -to obey th s command of Christ ' inspired 1 ' "iy the blessed prom- 
ise, - 'Lo I am with you always, even unto th;: end of tlu world. "■ One of the peculiar 
marks or essenlial attributes of the church of Christ it, i ne lact that it is missionary both 
m principle and policy. fhecbur h is like its Great ilead who left the glory of Heaven 
to buffer and die fo»* a lost and ruined world. We send 'the gospel- 'across the 
seas to convert the heathen and turn them horn idols'' to serve the living- 
God. 11 they oio not desert their itloisjtX) serve Goti and await' the advent- of his 1 sun 
from heaven they are lost forever. The fearful sin ot the heathen is idolatry and to'save 
the church from the same awfu! sin,- we must obey the command of Christ. The holj 
apostle says: ".Beware of cov.to.usness which is idolatry.'' And t tie covet ais spirit 
which is in our churches is the only serious obstacle in the way of the- convention 01 the 
heathen world. We as true Christians, -should do all in ■ ur power to n wve the .-pint of 
missions iu-oui'-churches Let the preachers preach as they bave nevei done bdore on 
this important subject Let 1 fit churches adopt the wisest and most oiruct me+fa«ds of se- 
curing regular conn ibutioiis from all the members of our churches We iccomineuti <.u 
all the churches the .uissi< n Journal, established by our Boards in b half of missions. 
■ •j u . '.. . j: ■ -: : Jajijis A,, p^i'ia 

\ m RKPoRT ON DULY OF CLJ GRCHES TO^PASTOiU.' r , '" '** ' 

T"he duties' oF churches to pastobs are many, and we. propose to name only a lew. > >'» 

1st, I he duty of a church .to support the pastor is clearly taiiglit >u both the Old and* 
Mew Testaments. The Lord gave no inheritance to the Prie&is. as lie d.d to the o her : 
tribes, because He intended th ". y should be supported oy their orettiren. They had a 
tenth ot everything, besides the nrst li ait.-. When any man killed an annual for his own 
use, he was required to give the prieit the shoulder. 1 Duet- 1K0 

Under the gospel dispensation, God has called men and qua.itied them by His Holy 
Spirit to preach His own everlasting Gospe^and has definitely taught ills church their 
duty on this point. "The workman is worthy ot hi.-, meat " — oat. 1U:5. 

"if we have sown you spiritual things, is it. a jj'eat thing if we shall reap .your carnal 
things.''— 1 Cor.. 9. 11. \/ ' . ' '- 

"iLveu so hatn the Lord ordained that they which preach the gowpel should, live of the , 
gospel." — 1 Cor., 9:14. *, -,-■• ,i . 

2nd. it is clearly taught in the scriptures that it i> the duty of the church, and . people 
to hea., obey and respect their pastors. - -,; . 

3rd God has made it the duty for the church to pray often i'ux their pastors; , 

"jNow 1 beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jseus Christ's sake, and for the love of the 
Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God fa- me. ' — Rom. lo:fy) 

"Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us, a jUkor of utterance to speaK 
the mystery ot Chiist, lor which 1 am also in bouos. That 1 may make it mamlest as 1 
ought to speak. — Col., 4:3.4. 

Respectfully .submitted...' . , : ■ 

A; li. I'oKTEit, Committee.,. 

DUTY OF PASTOKS TO CHURCH Kb. 

It is expected that the pastor should employ his private tine visiting the members 
and famines of his congieuatiou, and that he should use a I reed t in in conversing with the 
same. 

Again., it is the duty of pastors to try to impress upon the minds of each individual 
member in his churc i that it is absolutely necessary for him or her to liye an upright 
Christian life, thereby showing to the world that there is "reality in the rengion of our 
Lord and Savior .Jesus Christ." 

Respectfully, 



J. A. Thompson, )„ 

sj ip 'I ,, ,,„ „ >- Committee, 

r>. V . 1 HOMPSON, J 



ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



1. Introductory sermon. 

ku Appoint Finance Committee. 

8, Read church letters and enroll names of delegates. 

4. Election of officers. 

5. Call for newly organized churches and those wishing to join by letter. 

6. Appointment of Committees to write on the various objects of the 
Association. 

7. Invitation to visiting brethren. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Cail for report of Finance Committee. 

10. Call for report of special committees. 

11. Report of Treasurer and Executive Committee 

12. Read and correct minutes. 



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MINUTES OF THE 



Ninth - - Annual - - Session 



•OF THE- 



Columbus Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE CHUECH AT 



Porter Swamp, Columbus County, N. C, 

OCTOBER 20TH, 21ST AND 2 2 NO, 1896. 



REV. T J. COBB, Moderator, 

A. M, KELLY, Clerk and Treasurer. 



Next Session to be held with the church at Cherry Grove, beginnitia- 
Thursday before the First Sunday in October, 1897. 



PRINTED AT 

THE JOURNAL STEAM PRINTING HOUSE 

CHADBOURN, NORTH CAROLINA, 



MINUTES OF THE 



Ninth - - Annual - - Session 



OF THE 






Columbus Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Porter Swamp, Columbus County, N. C, 

; 

OCTOBER 20TH, 21 ST AND 22ND, 1896. 



REV. T. J. COBB, Moderator, "^ 

A.M.KELLY, Clerk and Treasurer/ 



Next Session to be held with the church at Cherry Grove, beginning- 
Thursday before the First Sunday in October, 1897. 



* PRINTED AT 

THE JOURNAL STEAM PRINTING HOUSE 

CHADBOURN, NORTH CAROLINA. 



MINUTES OF T H E CO L U, M U U S 



LIST OF ORDAINED MINISTERS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES. 

REV. A. H. PORTER, Orton, , N. C. 

REV. J. F. TUTTLE, Whiteville, 

REV. T. J. COBB . f Chadbourn, 

REV. J. SOLES, * Mt. Tabor, 

REV. J. P. LENNON Applewhite, 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
Revs. T.'J. Cobb and A. H. Porter, and Brethren Ira Lennon, J. VV. Powel 

and A. F. Powell. 



BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 3 

PROCEEDHSTGS. 

Porter Swamp Church, October 20th, 1896. 

The Columbus Baptist Association met this day with the above named 
Church, and at 11 o'clock a. m. the introductory sermon was preached by 
Rev. T. J. Cobb on the subject of Regeneration from St. John 3: 3. 

The moderator called the Association to order for business, and after prayer 
the roll of churches was called, a quorum responding. 

^Moderator appointed Brethren L 1. Yates, A. Toon and E. L. Williamson 
a committee on finance. 

On motion the letters were called for and read, and the name of the dele- 
gates enrolled as follows: 

Chadbourn— J. A. Thompson, B. H. Harnly, A. Dyson: 

China Grove— F. D. Page, A. Nobles. D. F. Edwards. 

Cherry Grove— A M. Worley, E. Coleman, Bethel Buff kin. 
| Cheerful Hope— By Letter. 

Cross Roads — A. H. Porter, H. Powers, G. M. Lennon. 

Oak Dale—Not represented. 

Porter Swamp— D. R. Williamson, J. A. Godwin, P. I. Godwin. /;, 

Piney Forest— L. I. Yates, W. H. Van, E. H. Naree. 

Pleasant Hill— U. F. Boswell, T. J. Bass, John Rhodes. 

Mt. Tabor— By letter. 

Macedonia— E". L. Williamson, J. J. Benton, W. K. Nance. 

New Hope —J. Y. Butler, Z. K. Dyson, E. H. Thompson. 

Smyrna— A. Toon, M. W. Fryar, B. Harrelson, 

Seven Creeks— Not represented. 

Livingston's By Letter. i 

Union Grove — Not represented. 

Whiteville— J. I. Williamson, K. T. Thompson, A.J. Maxwell. 

Oa motion the letters were received. 

On motion the election of officers was taken up which resulted in the re 
[election of Rev.T. J.Cobb for moderator and A. M. Kelly for clerk and treasurer 
On motion the Association adjourned one and a half hours for dinner. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Asst ciation was called together by singing "Am I a Soldier of the 
ross." The moderator read the 19th Psalm; prayer by Rev. J. F. Tuttle. 

An invitation to visiting brethren was extended when Rev. R. L. Byrd, 
from the Robes* n Association, came forward and was made welcome. 

The moderator appointed Brethren J. F. Tuttle and A. M. Kelly to select 
and executive board for the coming year, and to name brethren to write on 
the various objects of the association for the next session of this body. 

The mod ra,tor appointed the deacons of this church with Brethren E. L. 
Williamson. E. H. Nance and J. A. Floyd a committee on religious exercises. 

On motion it was agreed to hoid the next session of this association 
at Cherry Grove Church, beginning Thursday before the 1st Sunday in Octo- 
ber, 1S97; Rev. A. LI. Porter to preach the introductory sermon; Rev, T. J. 
Cobb, alternate. 

On account of the absence of the brethren to prepare reports on the ob- 
jects of the association, the following brethren were, on motion, appointed 
to do the work: MinisttrLl e iucauon Rev. J. F. Tuttle; Aged Ministers' Re- 
lief, Rev A. H. Porter; Sunuav Schools, Bro. B. H. Harnly; Orphanage, Rev. 
R. L. Byrd; Foreign MUsins, Rev. J. F. Tuttle. 

The committee on religious exercises reported the following: 

Meet to-morrow at 10 o'clock a m; aljourn for dinner at 12:30; re-assemble 






4. MINUTES OP THE COLUMBUS 

at 1:30;. adjourn at 4. Preaching to-night at 7 o'clock by Rev. R. L. Byrd. 
On motion adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a m to-morrow. 
SECOND DAY— Morning Session. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. A. H. Porter; Moderator Cobb it 
the chair. Roll called; minority present. On motion we proceed to business 
— proceedings subject to the ratification of a majority. 

Minutes of yesterday were read and approved. Invitation to visitors was 
renewed and Brethren A. Johnson, from the Orphanage, and J. W. Cobb, r<| 
presenting the North Carolina Baptist, were presented and made welcome. 

The report on aged ministers relief was read by Rev. A. H. Porter as follows: 
"This is a very worthy object and should be near ail of our hearts. Wei 
as a denomination, should see that our aged ministers who have labored all 
their lives with meagre salaries should never be allowed to want for the ne* 
cessities of life. In view of the need of money for our aged and worn-out 
ministers and their widows of the state, we would respectfully recommend 
that each church in this association take one liberal collection some time 
during the year for their relief; and that the pastors of the several churches 
keep this important subject before the people to the end that they may 
know their duty in this matter. Respectfully submitted, 

A. H. Porter, Com. 

After discussion on motion the report was adopted. The report on minis-' 
terial education was read ey Bro. A. Johnson as follows: 

"The board of education should have the help and sympathy of every Bap- 
tist in North Carolina. , We have but to lift up our eyes and look about us 
to see the need of well equipped ministers of the gospel. The pew must not 
be in advance of the pulpit. The preacher must know, at least, as much as 
his people. The demand for an educated ministery grows more pressing 
every day. The work our board has done in opening a door of opportunity 
to poor young men during its past history cannot be estimated. Let all our 
churches bear some part, though it be humble, in sustaining this blessed 
work. The board is now in great need. They are obliged to turn awa| 
young men of promise for lack of funds; they are in debt and it is a shame 
to our churches that they owe a dollar. Now is the time to help. 

Respectfully submitted, Committer. 

After discussion by Brethren Johnson and Tnttle the report was adopted. 
Rev. R. L. Byrd read the following report on the Baptist Orphanage: 

"This is an institution that appeals to the sympathies of every people in 
our land; much more ought it and does it appeal to all Christaindom In the 1 
word of God it is declared that "pure religion and undefiled before God and 
the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and the widows in their afflictions, 
and keep unspotted from the world." The care of the orphan children of ourj 
state is in accordance with the teaching of the Apostle James. Our Orphan- 
age at Thomasville is bow supporting 144 children by the voluntary contri- 
butions of her constituents. The property belongs to this institution and 
consists of about three hundred acres of land and sixteen buildings. The 
children are taught by competent Christian teachers, and. we take it, ar6 
safe in their care. We recommend that all the churches and Sunday schools 
contribute regularly to this most worthy object. 

"Respectfully submitted, ¥>• L- Byrd, Com." 

The above report was discussed by Brethren R. L. Byrd. A. Johnstson. J. 
W. Cobb, A, H. Porter and J. A. Smith, and was, on motion, adopted. (Rev.. 
J. A. Smith, of the Roberon Association, was recognized .by the moderator 



T~^i'; : BAPTIST ASSOCIATION - .; 5> 

and made welcome to a seat with, us.) A cash collection amounting to $12 63 
was then taken up for the Thomasyille Orphanage and turned over to Bro. 
Johnson, the authorized representative. 

Resolved, That the churches of this association meet at their respective 
places of worship on Thanksgiving Day and take a collection for this worthy 
object. , ; ".'..,,,/ 

Adjourned half an hour for dinner. Benediction by Rev. J. A. Smith. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 'r-$\p, ■''•'■ 

Delegates re-assembled; M Must Jesus Bear the Gross Alone" was sung; 
prayer by Rev. R. L.'Byrd. •■ The following report on periodicals was read by 
the clerk, and after being further discussed by the brethren was adopted. 

PERIODICALS. V 

The reason of so much ignorance is the lack of reading, A people who 
read think and not for self. First of all we recommend the Bible, the sure 
Guide for man through this world. Then we recommend such sound papers 
as the Biblical Recorder, the North Carolina Baptist, Charity and Children 
and the Foreigh Mission Journal, as worthy of your support and study. Let 
us read more and we will pray more and work more. Submitted, 

L. I. Yates, Committee. 

The followiag is the report on Foreign Missions: 

"Foreign Missions is simply one of our departments of work and is; so de- 
scribed to distinguish it from other missionary enterprises. The fact is 
one, and altogether an expression of loyalty and obedience to Jesus Christ. 
It is also an expression of Christian sympathy and beneficienee. The church 
therefore, or the individual who is not missionary in spirit and aim is not in 
harmony with the spirit and aim of the gospel. To be anti-missionary, either 
in theory or practice, is to be by that much anti-Christian; for Christ Came, 
and lived, and suffered, and died to save the world. 1 "Now, if any man have 
not the spirit of Christ he is none of His.'' In obedience, therefore to His 
last great command, the Southern Baptist Convention has inaugurated mis- 
sions in foreign fields, locating its board at Richmond, Va. At present this 
board is greatly embarrassed, and, unless contributions are increased, it is 
only a question of time when missionaries now in the field will have to be 
called home. Brethren of the Columbus Association, have we done, are we 
doing our duty ? Your committee would urge that the pastors and churches 
arouse themselves from their present state of inactivity, lest the Master 
should come and find our "lamps gone out.' J. F. Tuttle, Com.||| 

Read by Rev. J. F. Tuitte and discussed by the bretheren, aud adopted. 

Bro. B. H. Flarnly read the following report on Sunday Schools: 

' 'That the Sunday school is a vital factor in the advancement of Christian 
education all must necessarily admit.. It opens the young minds to a Realiza- 
tion of the fundi mental truths underling the great plan of creation and ac- 
quaints them of their true relationship toward God. The mind being thus 
prepared is more easily'iufluenced by gospel teaching; and, . eventually will 
respond more readily toChrist'S invitation to accept a higher— a. spiritual 
life. The Baptist Sunday schools of Columbus county are doing a noble work. 
The eighteen churches of this association have ah average membership of 
one hundred and eight. The average Sunday school attendance in the same 
nrtmbei* of churches is sixty-three. Total attendance about 1,125. an increase 
of about 30 per cent over last year. This is a jgood showing. But by com- 
paring figures it will be shown that the attendance of the Sunday school 
should be more than doubled among the membership itself, to say nothing 



6 MINUTES OF THE COLUMBUS 

of the many in the community unallied to any church organization that 
should be reached and influenced. Hence it is urged that the churches of 
this association should put forth redoubled efforts to extend work and bene- 
fits springing from the Sunday school. They should reach forth and draw 
not only the younger members of the community, but also the older into the 
Sunday school to instruct them concerning the great principles and truths 
of the Bible aud moral integrity. This developes true Christian manhood 
and womanhood, which in turn will promote the church, purify society and 
preserve the state. B. H. Haknly.,^ 

On motion adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a m to-morrow. 
THIRD DAY— Moknisg Session. 

The association was called to order by the moderator. Devotional exer- 
cises were conducted by Rev. J F. Tuttle. Invitations to visitors was re- 
newed when Bro. J. C. Caddeli, agent of the Biblical Recorder, came forward 
and was made welcome. The following report on intemperance was read by 
Rev. J. F. Tuttle Adopted: 

''The author of this report has in his possession copies of the minutes of 
several district associations belonging to three different states. Some of these 
minutes are over a quarter of a century old and we find in a majority of 
these minutes no report whatever on the subject of intemperance, and 
where reports are found they are so short and mild as to leave the impres- 
sion that only a desire to fulfill a present duty weighed upon the minds of 
the authors. We are glad to note the fact however that the Southern Bap 
tist Convention, one of the largest and most powerful representatives or. 
earth, has for several years past raised the voice of warning and passed the 
strongest kind of resolutions condemning the whiskey traffic and advocating 
prohibition as the only iVasible method of dealing with this great evil. The 
people of the United States are at this moment engaged m one of the most 
alarming and exciting political campaigns which has ever before been wit- 
nessed in this republic. The is.sue before the people now ismoney,the love of 
which threatens the very life of the nation, but while this is the leading is- 
sue and thousands of patriotic people are praying day and night to God to 
save this nation from the gluttonous grasp of organized monopoly; the 
Lord's people should not forget that another gigantic evil is sweeping like a 
mighty cyclone over this fair land of ours, making widows and orphans, deso- 
lating once beautiful homes, debauching public morals, corrupting state and 
national legislatures, and threatening to efface from the earth everything 
which renders H'e sacred and dear. Notwithstanding the suppression of the 
saloon in certain localities and the heroic efforts of temperance men. the evils 
of intemperance have steadily' and rapidly increased. The latest statistics 
accessible show that liquor annually costs^the people of the ^Un ted States 
nearly one billion dollars. This is nearly twice the amount spent for cjouhing, 
three times the amount spent tor b'-ead an d eleven tihm-s the cost of public 
schools. It is to be greatly fe-rei that our churches are not doing their 
duty in the suppression of intemperance The Bible ^s very plain in its decla- 
ration that no drunkard shall enter the •Kingdom or God, and no iiaptist 
church should tolerate in its membership nersons who sell liquor or advocate 
its trafflc as ah intoxicating beverage. The only sufficient remedies for tne 
great and growing evils o intemperance is found in total abstainence for 
the individual and prohibition by an amendment of the constitution of the 
state. To accomplish these ends' all Christains should use their influence and 
give ireelv their work, mean> and prayers. 

Respectfully submitted, 

"' J.. A. Smitm. 

The report on home missions was read and discussed by Bro. J. C. Caddeli, 
and was addopteu. 



: BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 7 

HOME MISS TONS. . 

This department of our work is designed to give the gospel to thedeatitute 
sections of the Southern Baptist Convention. This embraces the negroes, the 
Indians, the native population which is now settling in tire west, the for- 
eign population which is coming to this land to make their homes, and the 
Island of Cuba. 

The Lord is greatly blessing us in this work, and we would urge upon the 
churches that we have no more important work before ns th in that outlined 
by the Home Mission board, and your committe would urge all of our^churches 
to increase their contributions for this work and pray continnally for the 
brethren who are laboring in this field. Respectfully, 

Committee. 

The moderator announced that time would be granted Brother J. C. Cad- 
dell to talk on the subject of periodicals, he haviug arrived too late 10 take 
part in the discussion at the proper time. 

The report on stat^ nr'ssions was read by Rev. J F. Tuttle. and, on motion, 
the discussion of this subject be the order on reassembling this afternoon 
after having given half an hour to the sisters to attend to work pertaining to 
the Womans' Missionary Society. 

Committee to name brethren to write on the various objects of the associa- 
tion for next session, and to select an executive com. for the ensuing year, 
made the following report, which was adopted: 

State Missions— Rev. A. H. Porter. 

Ministerial Education — J. E. Porter. 

Sunday Schools — George W. Lennon, 

Periodicals — D. H. Harnl'y. ;','" :\, 

Home Missions — B. H. Harnly. 

Foreign Missions— Rev. J. A. Smith. 

Aged Ministeres' Relief— Ira Lennon. 

Intemperance — Rev. T. J Cobb. 

Executive Committee— Revs. T. J. Cobb and A. H. Porter, and Brethren Ira 
Lennon, J. W. PowelPand A. F. Po veil. 

Rev. J. F. Tuttjli 
A. M. Kelly, 



Com. 



Delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention -Pro. A. F. Powell. 

Delegate to the State Baptist Convention — Rev. T. J. Cobb. 

The treasurer submitted 'he following report: 

Nov 19 By cash received of Finance Committee, $37 80 

" '■' To cash paid to J. D. B for different objects & 20 83 

"31 To cash paid for Minutes, T4 05 

3.4 88 87 80 

Balance in hands of the treasurer for association mis, $ 2 92 

On motion the report was received. Adjourned for dinner. Benedictio 
by Rev. J. F. Tuttle. , 

AETERNOON. 

The delegates came together. Prayer by Bro. Tuttle. The report on state 
missions, as read in the forenoon,- was taken up and discussed by Brethren 
Tuttle and Caddell, and, on motion, was adopted. 

STATE MISSIONS. 

State Missions with us, as a denomination means (1) to furnish the gospel 
to destitute sections, or communities; that is, communities in which the gos- 



8. MINUTES OF THE COLUMBUS 

pel is not preached at all; and (2) the occupation of territory where Baptist, 
doctrins are not known or understood. Indeed, it -means the planting of a 
Baptist church in every town, village, hamlet ana community in North Caro- 
lina. To do this work our State Convention has located its board at Raleigh 
and from time to timefchanges its policy to meet changed conditions, has 
sought to enlist all our Baptist people in this special work. Under the 
leadership of Bro. John E. Ray and the lamented Durham this work was 
most signally blessed. But a great shock came when the news is published 
over the State that Bro. Durham is dead. The question asked was "on whom 
shall his mantle fall?" In the united councils and prayers of the brethren 
this question was answered— Brother John E. White, a brother beloved, was 
chosen as his successor, and is making a heroic effort, not only to keep up 
this work on a level with its former status, but to press it forward to greater 
conquests Your committee is impressed that the executive committee, the 
pastors and delegates to this meeting should devote their best energies to- 
wards the organization of our churches in supportjjof this work. 

Respectfully submittee, Committee. 

On motion Brethren T. J. Cobb and A. M. Kelly were appointed a committee 
on obituaries. This report to be appended to these minutes. 

The finance committee made the following report: We, your committee 
on finance, beg leave to report that we have received the following amounts: 

State missions, $5 77; foreign missions $3 96; associational missions $3 35; 
orphanage, paid to Bro. A. Johnson, $2 51; ministerial education SI 36. 
On motion the report was recieved and the money paid over to the treasurer. 

On motion the clerk was requested to print minutes to the amount of Si 2, 
the deficit in the minute fund to be supplied by the associational fund, with 
an amount sufficient to pay postage on minutes. 

On motion of Bro. L. I. Yates a vote of thanks be tendered to this church 
and community for the hospitable manner in which they have enter- 
tained the association during this session. 

Adjourned by praise to meet at Cherry Grove on Thursday before the first 
Sunday in October, 1897. REV. T. J. COBB, Moderator. 

A.M. KELLY, Clerk: 

REV. HAYNESLENNON. 

Rev. Haynes Lennon, the subject of this sketch, was born in Columbus 
county, North Carolina, December 16th, 1816, and passed from this life into 
the rest that remaineth for the people of God on January 30th, 1896. Bro. 
Lennon was converted in May 1836, was baptized by Rev. Davis and joined 
Ashpole Baptist church. Soon after his convertion he felt it his duty to 
preach the gospel; was licensed by Ashpole church Nov. 1836. and was or- 
dained to the full work of the ministry at Ashpole in May 1844. The presby- 
tery consisted of Rev. Davis, Wm. Ayres and Goodman. Bro Lennon was 
an excellent gospel preacher, he was a sound logical thinker and while he 
did not have a collegiate education, he, by his untiring efforts and perser- 
verance, had required a good store of knowledge. He was a life long student 
of the Bible. That he was a good pastor is proved by the fact that his sevices 
were always in demand. He having ser?ed as pastor of churches in Columbus, 
Robeson, Bladen, Brunswick counties in this State, also in Horry county, S. 
C. Bro. Lennon preached ai Antioch church 51 years, at Lennon's X Roads 
34 years. He was moderator of the Cape Fear Association for 25 years. He 
was also moderator of the Columbus Association at different times after it 
was organized. He was faithful to attend the associations and union meet- 
ings. A good man and a prince in Israel has fallen. 

T. J. COBB. 

A. M. KELLY 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



TENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Columbus Baptist Association, 

HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

CHERRY GROVE, COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C, 
Sept. 30th, Oct. 1st and 2d, J 897. 

NEXT SESSION TO BE HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT WHITE- 

VILLE, N. C, THE TIME TO BE FIXED BY 

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



J. L. MEMORY, Moderator—- Whitevillle, N. C. 

! A. M. KELLY, Clerk and Treasurer Bladenboro, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Rev. J. T. BETTS, Rev. C. F. EAMSBOTTOM, Rev. A. H. PORTER, 
and Brethren J. L. MEMORY and N. W. FRYER.. 



RALEIG-H : 
Edwards & Broughton, Printers and Binders. 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



TENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Columbus Baptist Association, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 

CHERRY GROVE, COLUMBUS COUNTY, N. C, 
Sept. 30th, Oct. 1st and 2d, J897. 

NEXT SESSION TO BE HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT WHITE- 

VILLE, N. C, THE TIME TO BE FIXED BY 

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



J. L. MEMORY, Moderator — Whitevillle, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Rev. J. T. BETTS, Rev. C. F. RAMSBOTTOM, Rev. A. H. PORTER, 
and Brethren J. L- MEMORY and N. W. FRYER. 



RALEIGH : 

Edwards & Broughton, Printers and Binders. 
1897. 



ORDAINED MINISTERS. 



Rev. A. H. PORTER Orton, N. C. 

Rev. J. T. BETTS Whiteville, N. C. 

Rev. T. J. COBB . Chadbourn, N. C. 

Rev. J. SOLES Mt. Tabor, N. C. 

Rev. J. P. LENNON Applewhite, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS. 



Cherry Grove Church, Sept. 30th, 1897. 

The Columbus Baptist Association met in its tenth annual ses- 
sion. The Introductory Sermon was delivered by Rev. A. H. 
Porter, from Mark 2: 3, " And they come unto Him, bringing 
one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. ' ' 

In the afternoon, the Moderator being absent, the Association 
was called to order by the Clerk. Rev. A. H. Porter was chosen 
Moderator pro tern. After the reading of the 100th Psalm, prayer 
was offered by Rev. J. T. Betts. The roll of churches was called, 
and a quorum not being present, on motion of brother Betts, the 
Association proceeded to business, proceedings subject to ratifi- 
cation of a majority. 

The Moderator appointed brethren G. W. Lennon, A. J. 
Branch and D. R. Williamson, a Committee on Finance. 

On motion, the letters were called for, read and approved. 

Chadbourne.— S. F. Thompson, C. T. Thompson and B. H. 
Harnly. 

Cherry Grove. — A. M. Worley, W. Y. Stickland and J. Foley. 

China Grove — F. D. Page, J. Powers and D. F. Mercer.™ 

Cheerful Hope.— -Not represented. 

Cross Roads. — A. H. Porter, A. J. Branch and G. Lennon. 

Griffin's Cross Roads.— G. W. Lennon, J. T. Ellis and S. T. 
Arnold. 

New Hope. — H. L. White and Z. K. Dyson. 

Porter Swamp. — D. R. Williamson, J. A. Godwin and P. H. 
Godwin. 

Piney Forest. — Wm. McClenny,W.H.Vann and J. W. Powell. 

Macedonia. — By letter. 

Mt. Tabor. —By letter. 

Oakdale.— By letter. 

Seven Creeks. — Not represented. 

Smyrna. — S. C. Hayes, J. C. Black and C. P. Hammond. 

Livingston's. — By letter. 

Union Grove. — Not represented. 

White ville. — J. I. Williamson, J. L. Memory and A. F. Powell. 

Button.— D. Bullard, W. M. Bullard and H. H. Nobles. 

An invitation to newly constituted churches who desire to unite 
with this body was given, when Button church came forward, 



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and brethren J. T. Betts, J. W. Cobb and G. W. Lennon were 
appointed to examine the articles of faith and report at this ses- 
sion of the Association. 

An invitation was extended to visiting brethren, when breth- 
ren J. W. Cobb, of the "North Carolina Baptist," C. F. Rams- 
bottom, Moses Pridgen and C. C. Gore were made welcome. 

Permanent officers were elected as follows : For Moderator, J. 
L. Memory; for Clerk and Treasurer, A. M. Kelly. 

Moderator appointed brethren A. M. Worley. A. M. Kelly and 
G. W. Lennon to act as a Committee on Religious Exercises, to 
select an Executive Committee for the ensuing year, and name 
brethren to prepare reports on the various objects of the Associ- 
ation, to be read and discussed at the next annual meeting. 

At the suggestion of brother C. C. Gore, the Moderator appoint- 
ed a committee, consisting of brethren C. F. Ramsbottom, A. H. 
Porter and A. M. Kelly, to confer with a committee of the Cape 
Fear Association, looking to a consolidation of the two Associa- 
tions. 

Rev. A. H. Porter read the 

REPORT ON STATE MISSIONS. 

State Missions is that department of our work in which all the 
associations are united in practical efforts to give the Gospel to the 
destitute sections of the State, and to establish Baptist churches 
and Sunday schools in every town, village and community in 
North Carolina. 

For more than one hundred years our people have been en- 
gaged in this work, and there are now hundreds of Baptist 
churches all over our State, in the towns, villages and country 
places, which stand as a monument that have come through the 
persistent efforts of this Board, and yet the work is not all done. 
It will take $10,000 to do the work this year, as instructed by the 
last Convention, and only about one-half of this amount has been 
paid. Where are the $5,000 to come from ? It must come from 
the churches and individual members. 

The success of all our Foreign Mission work depends on our 
State Mission work. Here at home we must lay a foundation 
upon which to raise the structure from which shall go out an in- 
fluence that shall bless the nations of the earth. Our State Mis- 
sion work is not a failure. During the three quarters ended, the 
missionaries employed, report 1,000 conversions and 159 new Sun- 
day schools organized. Then, dear brethren, let this work have 
your money, sympathy and prayers. 

I believe that this is the harvest age of the world, and the gol- 
den sheaves are being gathered in. " He that goeth forth and 
weepeth, bearing precious sheaves, shall doubtless come again 
with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." 

A. H. PORTER. 



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The report was discussed by Revs. A. H. Porter, C. F. Rams- 
bottom and J. T. Betts, and adopted. 

Committe on Religious Exercises reported preaching to-night 
at early candle light, by Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom; meet from day 
to day at 9.30 o'clock; spend half an hour in devotional exer- 
cises; adjourn at 12 o'clock m. ; re-assemble at 1 o'clock p. m. ; 
adjourn at 4 o'clock p. m. The Association to appoint at will 
some brother to preach from time to time during this^session of 
the Association. Adopted. 

In the absence of the brethren who were appointed at last Asso- 
ciation to make reports for this meeting, the following appoint, 
ments were made : On Ministerial Education, Rev. C. F. Rams- 
bottom; on Foreign Missions, Rev. J. T. Betts; on Home Mis- 
sions, A. M. Kelly; on Aged Ministers' Relief, Rev. A. H. Por- 
ter; on Periodicals, Rev. J. W. Cobb; on Intemperance, C. C. 
Gore; on Sunday Schools, G. W. Lennon. 

Rev. A. H. Porter was appointed to conduct devotional exer- 
cises on to-morrow. Rev. J. T. Betts to preach at 11 o'clock a. m. 

Prayer by Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom. Adjourned to meet at 9.30 
a. m. to-morrow. 

SECOND DAY. 

At 9.30 o'clock a. m., devotional exercises were conducted by 
Rev. A. H. Porter. The Association entered into business- 
brother J. L. Memory in the chair. The minutes of yesterday 
were read, corrected and approved. 

By request, brethren A. H. Porter and C. C. Gore exchanged 
subjects on which to write. 

Churches not represented on yesterday came forward, as fol- 
lows : Chadbourn, Piney Forest and China Grove. The letters were 
read and received. 

Invitation to visitors was renewed. Brother J. H. Buff kin, 
from the Waccamaw Association, being present, was welcomed. 

Brother C. C. Gore read the following: 

REPORT ON MINISTERS' RELIEF. 

The wornout or retired ministers, and their widows, who are 
dependent on the Baptists of North Carolina for support, and 
who are looking to us for this support, are so thankful for what 
they get. Could the Baptists of our beloved State realize their 
situation, they would no doubt contribute more largely to this 



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worthy cause. We recommend that the pastors of this Associa- 
tion bring this matter before their churches, and take without 
fail a collection for this object. 

Respectfully submitted, C. C. GORE, 

Committee. 

The report was further discussed by brethren C. C. Gore, J. 
W. Cobb and C. F. Ramsbottom, and adopted. A cash collection 
of $1.93 was taken for this object. 

The following report on Intemperance was made by Rev. A. 
H. Porter. 

REPORT ON INTEMPERANCE. 

This is one of the grievious sins of our nation. Yes, it is a 
mighty scourage sweeping through our country, destroying all 
who come under its influence. It brings desolation, sorrow and 
even death itself in many of our homes. It brings -trouble in our 
churches, as well as in our State and national legislatures. An 
intemperate man is not fit to belong to the church, nor to make 
laws for the people. 

The latest statistics that we have show that liquor costs the 
people of the United States annually one billion of dollars. This 
is nearly twice as much as is spent for clothing, three times the 
amount spent for bread, and eleven times the cost of public 
schools. Brethren, we are not doing our duty in the suppression 
of this evil. What we need to-day is absolute prohibition. Let 
all Christians of every creed rise up in the name of our God and 
break the cords of this monster, and drive it from our land. 
Respectfully submitted, A. H. PORTER, 

Committee. . 

Brother Porter, with Revs. J. W. Cobb and J. T. Betts, further 
discussed the subject, and on motion, the report was adopted. 

The hour having arrived for preaching, the Association gave 
way for the sermon, after which the body adjourned for dinner. 

On re-assembling in the afternoon, prayer was offered by Rev. 
J. W. Cobb. 

Following is the report on Periodicals, as read by Rev. J. W. 
Cobb: 

REPORT ON PERIODICALS. 

More and more we realize the necessity of more general infor- 
mation concerning all our denominational work. Our people 
will respond to the needs of our cause in proportion to their 
knowledge of our enterprises. Realizing that the religious press 
is an important factor in giving the information that the people 
need, we would urge that our people take and read all the good 
literature possible. We especially recommend the " Biblical Re- 



Columbus Baptist Association. 



corder, ' ' the organ of the Batpists of North Carolina ; the ' l North 
Carolina Baptist," " Charity and Children," and the " Foreign 
Mission Journal," as worthy of patronage. 

Respectfully submitted, J. W. COBB, 

Committee. 

The report was discussed by brethren J. W. Cobb, A. H. Por- 
ter and J. T. Betts. Adopted. 

On motion, a vote of thanks be extended to Rev. J. W. Cobb 
for his visit and timely counsel, and that he be invited to come 
again. 

The letter from New Hope was read and received. / 

Brethren C. P. Bullock and E. H. Todd, of the Cape Fear Asso- 
ciation, were recognized and welcomed. 

Committee to Examine Articles of Faith in case of Button 
church, reported as follows : 

We, your committee appointed to inquire into the articles of 
faith and standing of the Button Baptist church, report that we 
have inquired into these matters and find that the church has 
been regularly constituted, and therefore recommend that said 
church be received into our Association. 

J. T. BETTS, 

C. F. RAMSBOTTOM, 

G. W. LENNON, 

Committee. 

Report was received. 

Consolidation Committe made the following report, which was 
adopted : 

We, your committe, appointed by this body to confer with a 
committee of the Cape Fear Association relative to the advisabil- 
ity of uniting the two associations, report as follows : Believing 
that a consolidation of the two associations would give us a terri- 
tory so large as to be unwieldy, and thus hinder the attendance 
at our meetings, recommend that this body respectfully decline 
the generous offer of the Cape Fear Association to unite with us. 

C. F. RAMSBOTTOM, 
A. H. PORTER, 
A. M. KELLY, 

Committee. 

Resolved, that we, the Columbus Association, now in session, 
do hereby cordially invite all the churches in Columbus county to 
unite with us. 

On motion, the Moderator and Clerk of this Association be 

appointed a committee to correspond with the churches named in 
the above resolution. 



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On motion, the Treasurer be authorized to pay all moneys in 
hand over to the proper authorities. 

On motion, the location of the next session of ^the Association 
was taken*up and given to" White ville church, the Executive Com- 
mittee to fix the time of meeting. ^ 

Committee to Name Brethren to Make^Reports ^to be read at 
next session of the Association, reported as^follows: ^~ 

Orphanage, G. W. Lennon; Intemperance, C. Porter; State 
Missions, Rev. J. T. Betts; Home Missions, Rev. A. H. Porter; 
Foreign Missions, Rev. C. F. Ramsbottoni; Education, B. H. 
Harnly; Aged Ministers' Relief, A. J. Maxwell; Sunday Schools, 
Dr. J. F. Harrell; Colportage, Rev. J. T. Betts; Executive Com- 
mittee, Revs. J. T. Betts, C. F. Ramsbottom and A. H. Porter, 
and brethren N. W. Fryer and J. L. Memory. 

On motion, the report was received. 

Rev. J. T. Betts read the report on Foreign Missions. 

REPORT ON FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

He who said, ' ' Begin at Jerusalem, " "go first to the lost 
sheep of the house of Israel," "go into all the world; " "Ye shall 
be my witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the world ; " "Go 
ye therefore, and lo! I am with you alway, even unto the end of 
the world." This means Foreign Missions. Our Lord has placed 
upon His people the responsibility of giving the Gospel to the 
world. 

The work commends itself to us then : 

1st. Because it is divinely imposed ; we cannot be loyal to our 
Lord's commands unless we look after this work. 

2d. The work commends itself to us because the heathen are 
lost without the Gospel. " He that belie veth not is condemned 
already," whether at home or abroad. 

3d. Because its reflex influences promote spiritual life in our 
churches and in our hearts. 

We recommend that the members of our churches pray more 
and pay more for this great work, until God's kingdom shall 
come and His will shall be done in all the earth, even as it is 
done in heaven. 

To this end, we recommend that our pastors preach regularly 
upon missions. Let them give the people the Word and give 
them the facts about our missionary work and they will give to 
the support of the work. 

We further recommend the organization of Woman's Mission- 
ary Societies, to enlist our sisters in this work. 

We would urge, also, that our pastors appoint committees in 
their churches to solicit contributions from each member, and 
then follow this work with a public collection. 

Again, we cordially commend the ' l Foreign Mission Journal ' ' 
and the literature published by the Central Committee, much of 



Columbus Baptist Association. 



which can be gotten free on application to brother R. J. Willing- 
ham, our Corresponding Secretary, in Richmond, Va. 

Lastly, we recommend that, if a church belonging to this As- 
sociation fails to give anything to our Missionary Board for 
twelve months, that the Moderator shall either visit the church, 
or send some brother to see them, to inquire into their spiritual 
condition. 

Respectfully submitted, J. T. BETS, 

Committee. 

After discussion by Revs. J. T. Betts and C. F. Ramsbottom, 
the report was, on motion, adopted, and pledges were made for 
this object as follows: Chadbourn, $5; China Grove, $2; Cherry 
Grove, $5; Cross Roads, $10; Griffin's Cross Roads, $5; Mace- 
donia, $3; New Hope, $5; Porter Swamp, $5; Piney Forest, 
$2.50; Pleasant Hill, by pastor, $2; Smyrna, $3; Whiteville, $15; 
cash collection, $2.30; total, $64.80. 

Pledges for State Missions were also made : China Grove, 50 
cents; Cherry Grove, $1; Cross Roads, $5; Griffin's Cross Roads, 
$2.50; Macedonia, $2; Porter Swamp, $5; Piney Forest, $1.50; 
Pleasant Hill, by pastor $1 ; Smyrna, $2; Whiteville, $15; total, 
$35.50. / 

"All hail the power of Jesus' name," was sung. 

On motion, adjourned to meet at 9.30 o'clock a. m. to-morrow. 
Prayer by Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom. 

THIRD DAY. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by A. M. E£elly. Moder- 
ator in the chair. The minutes of yesterday were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Treasurer submitted the following report, which was ap- 
proved : 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

1896. 

Oct. 22. By balance in hand $ 2 92 

By amount received of Finance Committee 29 05 

To amount paid A. Johnson $ 2 51 

To amount paid J. D. Boushall, Treasurer 11 09 
Nov. 28. To amount paid J. D. Boushall, order of 

Executive Committee 6 27 

1897. 
Sept. ... To amount paid for blanks and State Mis- 
sions 2 10 

Minutes 10 00 

Total $31 97 $31 97 



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Delegated to the Southern Baptist Convention, Rev. C. F. Rams- 
bottom. Delegated to Baptist State Convention, G. W. Lennon; 
J. L. Memory, alternate. 

The letter from Smyrna was read and received. 

Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom read the report on Ministerial Educa- 
tion. 

REPORT ON MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

One of the pressing needs of our denomination is a better edu- 
cated and more enlightened ministry. We need men in our pul- 
pits who can lead the people along all the lines Christian activ- 
ity ; men who can interest them in our great denominational en- 
terprises. Men, too, who know the Word of God and have the 
ability to teach it to others. 

To meet this demand, our own denominational schools, Wake 
Forest College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 
have been established. These schools not only educate, but lend 
material assistance to young men who would otherwise be un- 
able to attend them. In order that they may do this, the 
churches must of necessity contribute liberally to the boards who 
have this work in charge. 

Young men in the ministry should be encouraged to avail them- 
selves of the opportunities thus given them. Let all the churches 
respond liberally to this cause. 

C. F. RAMSBOTTOM, 
Committee. 

The report was discussed by brother Ramsbottom, and adopted. 
The report on Home Missions was read by the Clerk. 

REPORT ON HOME MISSIONS. 

We take it that no department of our missionary work de- 
serves the sympathies and prayers of our people more than that 
of Home Missions. In giving us a rich land and a free govern- 
ment, God has made it obligatory on us to establish His King- 
dom in our midst. 

The Negroes, the Indians and the foreign population which is 
pouring into our land, must be won to Christ if we would wrest 
the calamities that threaten us. 

Cuba's struggle to throw off the Roman yoke, together with 
the blessings of God on our labors there, should call -forth our 
deepest interest and most fervent prayers in her behalf. 

We recommend to all the churches that an effort be made to 
inform themselves as to this work, and that liberal contributions 
be made to the Home Mission Board. 

Respectfully submitted, A. M. KELLY, 



Committee. 



The report was discussed and adopted. 



Columbus Baptist Association. 11 

A cash collection amounting to $1.68 was taken for State Mis- 
sions, and the following pledges were made for Home Missions : 
Cherry Grove, $2; Cross Roads, $5; Griffin's Cross Roads, $5; 
Smyrna, $1; Whiteville, $15; total, $28. 

Brother G. W. Lennon read the report on Sunday Schools. 

REPORT ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Sunday school, we think, has justly been styled " the nur- 
sery of the church, ' ' and is really the place for the development 
of the young members of the church, and the enlightment of the 
older ones. That the Sunday school has to do largely with the 
shaping of the church, we think every candid mind will admit. 
It is in this work that all classes, young and old, learn more of 
God's, eternal Word, and thus be prepared to meet and counter- 
act the many false doctrines that are afloat in our own beloved 
country. What a mighty force we would have were all of us do- 
ing our duty in this important work. Remember, that the apos- 
tle James says that " faith without works is dead." 

Respectfully submitted, G. W. LENNON, 

Committee. 

" What a friend we have in Jesus," was sung by the congre- 
gation. 
Brother S. F. Thompson read the report^on the Orphanage. 

REPORT ON THE ORPHANAGE. 

Our Baptist Orphanage, located at Thomas ville, N. C, is an 
institution worthy of and should demand the attention of every 
Baptist in the bounds of the Columbus Association, and the State 
at large. 

When we look around our own firesides and see the many nec- 
essities staring us in the face, and realizing the many duties we 
owe our children, we can see at a glance the great responsibilities 
resting on us- as parents. If this be true in our own homes, we 
beg to show you a family that numbers about one hundred and 
thirty, with no father, no mother, no home, no education, no 
clothes, nor nothing to eat except by and through the Orphan- 
age, a charitable institution of the Baptists of North Carolina. 

We recommend that the churches of the Columbus Association 
take collections quarterly for this worthy cause, and forward the 
same to brother Ivey Allen, the Treasurer, at Thomas ville, N. C. 
Respectfully submitted, S. F. THOMPSON, 

Committee. 

After further discussion, the report was adopted. 
A cash collection of $1.83 was taken for this object, and the 
following resolution was passed : 

Resolved, That each church within the Columbus Association 



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meet in its place of worship on Thanksgiving Day and take a col- 
lection in cash or in kind for our Orphanage at Thomasville, N. C. 

On motion, Rev. C. F. Ramsbottom was appointed to preach 
the Introductory Sermon at Whiteville; Rev. A. H. Porter, 
alternate. 

The constitutional amendment rescinded at Cross Roads in 
1894, was, on motion, re-established. 

On motion of G. W. Lennon, a vote of thanks was extended to 
the church for entertaining the Association. 

On motion, the minutes as a whole were read and ratified. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON" FINANCE. 

Finance Committee made the following report, which was ap- 
proved : 

We, your Committee on Finance, beg to report that we have 
received in cash the following amounts: Ministers' Relief, $1.50; 
Foreign Missions, $8.86; State Missions, $8.35; Home Missions, 
$2.05; Orphanage, $3.35; Education, $1; Minute Fund, $12.56; 
cash collections, $7.79; total, $45.41. 

On moiton, the Association adjourned to meet at Whiteville, 
at the time which may be fixed by the Executive Committee. 

J. L. MEMORY, Moderator. 
A. M. KELLY, Clerk. 



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